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Old 12-11-2012, 09:44 PM   #21
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I won't have a midwife, but I am planning on encapsulation, which I know will help the bleeding over the next few days. If I bleed a lot during/immediately after the birth, I'm planning on just eating raw placenta - but only if necessary! Have you done that with any of your past home births? My OB mentioned a script for Cyototec in case of PPH, but I don't know how comfortable I am with that.
I've seen PPH first hand as a doula. Its supposed to be less likely in a physiologic birth, but being prepared for the worst is what helps me relax. :-)

If I were in your shoes and my oB offered a scrip for cytotec after the delivery I'd take him up on it and save it for if I was showing signs of shock and severe blood loss. Not as a preventative, but if things got bad quickly and we were waiting for an ambulance.

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I've seen PPH first hand as a doula. Its supposed to be less likely in a physiologic birth, but being prepared for the worst is what helps me relax. :-)

If I were in your shoes and my oB offered a scrip for cytotec after the delivery I'd take him up on it and save it for if I was showing signs of shock and severe blood loss. Not as a preventative, but if things got bad quickly and we were waiting for an ambulance.
I would definitely get the rx and have it filled and on hand. I am not a medical professional but I had a PPH after DS and it was terrifying. I will be leaving the hospital with my rx in hand (my OB and I have already talked about it). Like PP said, it should slow things down to get you to the hospital.

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I've seen PPH first hand as a doula. Its supposed to be less likely in a physiologic birth, but being prepared for the worst is what helps me relax. :-)

If I were in your shoes and my oB offered a scrip for cytotec after the delivery I'd take him up on it and save it for if I was showing signs of shock and severe blood loss. Not as a preventative, but if things got bad quickly and we were waiting for an ambulance.
Yes, this! I had to drive 30 miles out of town in a snowstorm to go to a midwife-friendly doctor who would write me a prescription for Cytotec in case of PPH.
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this is a really old thread, but to everyone i promised to PM, i am doing so today! apologies- my entire household got the flu one by one in Dec (including me, ugh) and right after we traveled, thus-no internet use for me!

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this is a really old thread, but to everyone i promised to PM, i am doing so today! apologies- my entire household got the flu one by one in Dec (including me, ugh) and right after we traveled, thus-no internet use for me!

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