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    Default Low Platelets....

    Re-posting in here in case anyone around knows....

    Just looking for some advice about this.... 4 months ago my platelets were measuring at 150, which is borderline (normal levels are 150-400) and last week when i had bloods done again they came back at 106. I'm having more bloods done in 3 weeks, but have been advised by my MW that another client of hers saw a naturopath and they were able to recover her platelet levels. So i've booked in to have a consult with a naturopath to see what is suggested by him. I just wondered if anyone knows what else i can do? We are planning a homebirth, which we obviously won't do if the levels don't rise, the thought of haemorrhaging scares the poo out of me. My MW also mentioned that if the levels drop too much further they will look into steroid injections...

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    I had really low platelets in both of my pregnancies, mostly around 100... But during my second labour they took my bloods and I found out after that my platelets were down to 60! But apart from telling me to take lots of iron (1x23mg tablet and two things of spatone) they didn't tell me to do anything else, I thought there wasn't much you could do? I'm very interested to see how you go, seeing as this will always be a problem for me.

    Oh btw, I didn't have any issues with bleeding or clotting, so it doesn't always mean that will happen, but obviously it's better to be safe! As a precaution I had to have a canula in my hand, in case they needed to do a transfer and the head OB had to be notified when i came in and I also had to have an active third stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunbun View Post

    Oh btw, I didn't have any issues with bleeding or clotting, so it doesn't always mean that will happen, but obviously it's better to be safe! As a precaution I had to have a canula in my hand, in case they needed to do a transfer and the head OB had to be notified when i came in and I also had to have an active third stage.
    Yeah i was told i'd have to have a canula too if i end up having a hospital birth, as if i do end up bleeding a lot it's hard to insert one when your veins are in the process of shutting down. MW also said the drug they give for third stage is stronger too than for a normal vaginal birth.

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    I hated having the canula, but yeah, better than getting poked over and over again in an emergency!
    I really hope you find something that helps and that you get to have the birth that you want!

    Oh and low platelets made feel like I was out of breath, especially after birth. I never knew that was causing it, I figured it was from the gas Just thought I'd tell you, if it happens you know what it is

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