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Question: Postpartum hemorrhage? I am currently 8 weeks pregnant with my second baby and am already worried. When I gave birth to my first daughter not only did I bleed a lot during the actual delivery I also had postpartum hemorrhage. It was the scariest moment of my entire life. It was about 5-6 hours after the birth of my daughter and they don't know why it happened. Has this happened to anyone else? And if so and if you have more than 1 child what was the second birth like?

Answer: I had a bad bleed after my 3rd child and needed a couple of shots, my uterus also collapsed into the birth canal. It was only a 56 minute labour (from first contraction to birth) so it was put down to the fast labour. Then with my 4th my labour was only 15 minutes (5 contractions) and I hardly bled at all but then passed the largest clots I have ever seen in my life! So with my 5th they decided to induce me again but to only leave the drip on a small dosage to try to slow the labour down. I delivered in 4 hours but had a really bad bleed. I ended up with 6 shots to try to control it and I was passing out, my husband said they were saying if it was not controlled in 2 more minutes they were going to transfuse and take me to surgery. I can't remember this - they did manage to get it under control, thankfully. Afterwards my OB said that he would recommend a C-Section if I had another child as my uterus is obviously weakened and has post delivery contracting problems. He said it is quite common and if it can be controlled with a shot or 2 then it is fine, but that in my case it was just too close to disaster to risk again. I am 4/5 weeks pregnant again, (have had 2 m/c since last delivery) and will discuss it with my OB if this pregnancy is successful. I think you should do the same.

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