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    Default PPH ( post partum Hemorrhage)

    I had a PPH with my first child after giving birth. I was wondering if anyone has had this happen to them and gone through it again with their second or third? Im worried it will happen again Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'd like to tell you something uplifting and positive but reality is sometimes better in order to prepare. I did some research after having my second PPH and I found that the risk was about 30% at that stage. I think once you have one there is an increased chance that it will happen again, and so forth more so the more PPH you have. I ended up having 3 lots of retained placenta. One at a birth, one with a late miscarriage and a sneaky one after our last child that took a few weeks to rectify itself and thankfully my body has really low blood pressure and an ability to clot rather well so I didn't haemorrage too bad that time.

    I got an epi put in at the last minute so that it could be fixed quickly if need be and avoid major blood loss - and I even got to go home after one as they could fix it really quickly...well, relatively so! It was piece of mind.

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    Subbing. I had a 3.5L PPH and the fear if it happening again has stopped me having another child so far.

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    I was about the same. I havn't started thinking of it again until now, Im 28 weeks and can't get it off my mind. It was traumatic with the first because it was something I never thought would happen. Now im petrified!

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    I had a PPH with DS2, as I suffered a placental abruption.

    I then had DS3 3 years later and didnt have a PPH again. Of course there is a chance it will happen again but it doesnt mean it definitely will

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    That would be a worry for me, too. I had a 2.5L PPH after #2 (nothing with #1).

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    At least this time you should be watched closely so anything going amiss should hopefully be picked up quickly. And then if they did have to fix a problem the loss shouldn't be as much - this is what I tell myself anyway!

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    I had a PPH with DS but was fine with DD.

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    With my first baby I had a PPH (unexpected, no risk factors)

    Second baby - It didn't happen and I had a really quick recovery from this birth.

    Third baby - PPH again, worse than the first.


    As a PP said, there is an increased risk, but it doesn't guarantee it'll happen (as was the case with my second).

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    I had a 3.5L pph after a c-sec with my 2yo DD. It didn't stop even after the drugs were administered so they took me into emergency surgery to try and surgically stop the bleeding and ended up inserting a balloon into my uterus to close off the blood vessels (balloon tamponade) They told me at the time that I was at no increased risk of it happening next time. Only the same risk factor as everyone else. Can you ask your ob or GP about it as I'd imagine the cause for the original pph would impact the likelihood of it happening again in a different pregnancy.


 

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