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Anyone had a PPH? How did subsequent labours go?

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marzipananimal Wed 27-Feb-13 10:58:45

I'm interested in how the medical staff treated your second labour if you had a PPH first time round.

I had a minor PPH with DC1 (600ml estimated) and this time they want me to give birth in hospital and have a cannula in my hand from the start 'just in case'.
I would really like to have a home birth if possible (and definitely not have a cannula in) and have been reading up as much as possible about the risks, and the hospital's proposed course of action seems very over cautious to me, especially as I only live about 1 mile from the hospital.

Any useful thoughts/knowledge/experience? TIA

Cezzy Wed 27-Feb-13 22:04:00

Hi, I had ooh after DD1 but by the time they took action it took 3 people and 30mins to get a Cana in before I could go to surgery. With Dd2 I was strongly advised to have a hospital birth and a cannula was fitted on admission as first time my veins had shut down. Second birth was absolutely fine with no problems but as we live a 40 min drive from hospital midwives didn't want to take any risks. Good luck

MirandaWest Wed 27-Feb-13 22:05:29

I had a moderate PPH with DS of 1500ml after a forceps delivery and had to be sewn up in theatre. Don't think there were any particular precautions taken with DD. I only lost 500ml with her and didn't need any stitches <proud>. Think I seem likely to lose more blood than some people but not intending to have another to find out smile

inadreamworld Wed 27-Feb-13 22:15:10

Had PPH of 1250ml with DD1 - was induced on the drip
DD2 natural birth, no drugs, no PPH - they did want me to have consultant led care or this birth but no cannula
Afterwards midwives said it was likely the syntocinon (induction drug) I had with DD1 which made me have the PPH. HTH

StealthToddler Wed 27-Feb-13 22:41:50

I had a small pph after ds1 (no idea how much). Ds2 awful midwife practically pinned me to the bed, wouldn't let me move off it for labour, wouldn't let me use water pool, had cannula even tho I requested not. No pph with him! Ds3 brill midwife, water pool, no cannula - she listened to me unlike the other one. Now about to have ds4 and hoping I don't get a midwife like my second one!

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