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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 20:22 PM   1
amjon
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Mandatory Blood?


Someone told me that if you have a c-section you have to get a blood transfusion. The doctor hasn't mentioned anything about it, but if it's true I would like to have me (if possible), DH , and my parents bank some blood that they could use for me beforehand. Having twins I'm told I have a 50% chance of needing a section. Does anyone know if this is true?



 
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Old Jan 30th, 2013, 22:02 PM   2
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No its not true, you would only need a transfusion if you a have a significant amount of blood loss. That applies to either type of delivery c section or vaginal.



 
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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 14:39 PM   3
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As pp said no its not standard for that to happen. I'm sure they'd be a mass blood shortage if it were true and we'd all have to give blood to keep it going!

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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 03:48 AM   4
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No you don't need one, unless there are complications. I signed a form to say I would allow one but in 3 sections haven't needed one.



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 11:54 AM   5
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Its not standard, they were going to give me one but only because my haemoglobin levels were so low and in the end they rose by 0.2 a few days later so it was cancelled in favour of supplements! It was known the entire time that i'd be at risk of needing a transfusion tho and i did end up with an emcs so that was a risk even before the section came into it, we took steps to avoid it by giving me injections twice a week from 28 weeks, your best way to avoid it would be to eat as much iron rich foods as possible and make sure your doctor keeps a close eye on your blood tests



 
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Old Feb 1st, 2013, 17:08 PM   6
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I had a EMCS after 3 hour of pushing and LO getting stuck. He was so stuck that even during the section they couldn't get him out. It finally came to a point where they had to forcefully pull him out. This resulted in my uterus ripping up both sides. Even after all that, I didn't need a transfusion and none of my friends who had CS's have needed them either.



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 19:58 PM   7
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I did have a transfusion, but it was a very serious situation the occurred during an EMCS. Almost exactly the same as above (baby got stuck after 3 hours of non-progressive pushing and was stuck so badly they couldn't get her out during c-section), but I didn't rip, they cut an inverted T on my uterus. I also had a uterine infection before the surgery. So it didn't contract so the bleeding could stop.

After ALL those complications, I needed a transfusion. But no one else I know needed one ever, even in EMCS. It really does take a lot of blood loss to bring that about.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2013, 11:09 AM   8
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I didn't have a blood transfusion with my C-Section.

I did however have one about 3 weeks after my VBAC.



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Old Feb 8th, 2013, 04:45 AM   9
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No its not standard.
I had one cos I had an emcs though due to my placenta haemmoraging and I lost alot if blood on way to hospital



 
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Old Feb 13th, 2013, 13:27 PM   10
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Not true. I had a planned csection with my first and an emergency csection after a failed vbac with my second. They will ONLY give you blood if you need it.



 
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