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    i had the injection both times, both times placenta arrived quickly, with ds2 I was up, showered etc and cuddling him by 30 minutes post delivery

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    I had the injection with my first as I had been labouring for a really long time and the OB was worried about blood loss. Second birth I didn't have it (quick 2 hour labour with no intervention). It took quite a while to deliver the placenta (not sure how long exactly but I would say over 45 minutes) and the midwife ended up having to apply some traction. I don't know if it was anything to do with not having the injection but I ended up having issues with extended bleeding - an ultrasound at 7 weeks post partum showed a clot at the top of my uterus. The bleeding finally stopped at 9 weeks.
    I think if I was to have another bub I would opt for the injection just so I knew everything was over with and could relax a bit more.

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    Thanks everyone. I think I'll discuss it a bit more with my midwife today.

    This is going to sound silly considering you get it after giving birth, but is it an Ouchie needle?? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakuna matata View Post
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll discuss it a bit more with my midwife today.

    This is going to sound silly considering you get it after giving birth, but is it an Ouchie needle?? Lol
    Its a quick shot but yes, I found it ouchie!

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    As for me, I got the injection. I had no issues with placenta or blood loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakuna matata View Post
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll discuss it a bit more with my midwife today.

    This is going to sound silly considering you get it after giving birth, but is it an Ouchie needle?? Lol
    I didn't feel it at all.

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    I didn't feel it either. Too busy distracted by bubs. And after childbirth nothing really hurts lol

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    I didn't have it with my first and it was all fine. With my second, I was induced and I opted to have he injection that time. It wasn't particularly effective lol. It ended up with two midwives and a dr yanking it out and some was left behind, and I ended up with an infection. So, I guess my point is that it doesn't always guarantee that it will all work out quickly.

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    Very true, and something else to think about!

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    1st baby - they gave me the injection immediately after birth. I didn't realise at the time but they were concerned about blood loss (I lost a touch under 1000 mls) and the placenta wouldn't budge so I was whisked up to theater 30 mins after she was born
    2nd baby - born at home accidentally, took about 40 mins to get transferred to hospital. Placenta still wouldn't budge, so had the injection about 50mins after the birth. With a bit of traction from the midwife it finally came out.
    3rd baby - she gave me 15 mins after the birth for the placenta to come on its own, it didn't, so I got the injection, and once again with a bit of pulling from the midwife it came out about 20 mins after birth.

    So in my case I always seem to need the injection and a bit of extra help. Maybe you could ask your midwife to take a wait and see approach?


 

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