If a transfusion is required due to iron levels, you can have an iron infusion. It's not the most fun experience you will ever have, but certainly gets the iron levels up pretty quick.
I agree with @theoneandonlyem stop reading. I read so much about retro placental hematoma's and was absolutely convinced I would never make it (much less to term) and in the end I had a perfectly health 38 weeker.
It's good to be informed, but not paranoid.
What religion doesn't allow blood transfusions? If it was the only way to survive would you have one? Can doctors let you not have one if it's absolutely essential for your survival?
Last edited by misskittyfantastico; 14-04-2014 at 23:02.
OP- given that your 1st labour progressed well and csection was only performed due to bubs alignment then you are a great candidate for VBAC. Try to keep active during labour as this will help bub get in a good position (ask for wireless monitoring if you are required to have it).
@SoThisIsLove I just wanted to wish you all the best. There are plenty of options that can be explored, and like your midwife said, you sound like a fantastic candidate for a vbac. Am certain you'll look back on all these worries and smile because it wasn't an issue. Xxx
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