Re: Those who had a previous hemmorhage- question for you
Just make sure they are prepared with everything they need to be, just in case. I have heavy PP bleeding. All my vaginal births have required pitocin, 2 shots of methergine, tons of painful fundal massage (three working on me at once - I had bruises last time!!!) but thankfully no transfusions. Still, it make the after birth part more scary to me than labor and delivery. I have heard that induced labors with pitocin is more prone to bleeding (all 3 of mine were induced and long). It just over taxes the uterus and can make it "tired" so to speak afterwards. So all I am doing this time is avoiding induction if possible and crossing my fingers this labor goes a little faster. RRL tea might be good to try too since its primary purpose is to tone the uterine muscle. Shephards Purse is a tincture to use after birth I believe, but in the case of a true hemorrhage, I don't think it would be adequate. I would also work through some of your fears and maybe try some positive affirmations as you get closer to birth. I am a big believer in the mind/body connection.
Mom of six boys
and Baby DS
who are the love of my life and the bane of my existence all wrapped up in one wonderful wacky package.
And wife to my amazing DH who supports me in all I do!