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Old Jan 19th, 2013, 16:49 PM   1
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Did anyone else have a retained placenta?


Hello there ladies.

So I've only just started to be able to properly process my labour experience. I had a retained placenta so had to go into theatre to have it removed when LO was just an hour old.

I had an active 3rd stage because when I miscarried at 18 weeks I had a post partum hemorrhage and my placenta retained.... but this time when I gave birth to our little boy it retained again. Is this something that is just going to keep on happening with me do you think? Or was I just unlucky?

Has this happened to anyone else? Do you know what caused it?

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Old Jan 20th, 2013, 06:11 AM   2
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Hi, my baby is 12 days old and this happned to me. Had to have a general to get it out! Never had it with my first baby so think just unlucky? How u feeling now? Feel free to message me x



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Old Jan 20th, 2013, 09:04 AM   3
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Hi, my baby is 12 days old and this happned to me. Had to have a general to get it out! Never had it with my first baby so think just unlucky? How u feeling now? Feel free to message me x
Hi there, thanks for that. LO is over 6 months old now so all is fine. I had to have a spinal for it to be manually removed. Gutted, because I tried so hard to be able to move after the birth by not asking for an epidural! xxx



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:45 AM   4
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Awful isn't it? I never had that with my first, but with my youngest (7months ago) I had to go back into hospital when he was a week old, then after being in for 5 days they decided I needed an operation as i had retained placenta! The only reason they decided that was i'd been on antibiotics for almost 2 weeks straight and not responding, although i did have two seperate serious infections. Just seems like bad luck unfortunately although you do wonder if it could happen again! Hope both you ladies are feeling better now xx



 
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Old Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:12 AM   5
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Awful isn't it? I never had that with my first, but with my youngest (7months ago) I had to go back into hospital when he was a week old, then after being in for 5 days they decided I needed an operation as i had retained placenta! The only reason they decided that was i'd been on antibiotics for almost 2 weeks straight and not responding, although i did have two seperate serious infections. Just seems like bad luck unfortunately although you do wonder if it could happen again! Hope both you ladies are feeling better now xx
Oh my goodness! How did they not realise that when you delivered your LO? Thats really bad! The midwives were great and really tried to help me get it out but to no avail so I had to go into theatre and have a spinal! I was so exhausted I had no idea what was really going on - I did have a giggle in the theatre though saying to the surgeon what a glamourous job she had and I asked if she lived nearby etc etc. She was excellent, was good humoured and really attentive and the assistants were fab. I remember being in the recovery room and just wanting to see my baby. And when wheeled out of the recovery ward there was my hubby and little Oscar in the corridoor waiting for me.

I just really hoped that I would be able to walk around after the birth. I asked for no epidural for that reason. On the plus side the midwives changed his meconium nappies - but I did feel awkward not doing them myself!

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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 10:52 AM   6
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I gave birth 10 days ago, they've just realised I've got a retained placenta after I've been hassling my midwives and gp because I keep having contractions and heavy blood loss. Currently on strong antibiotics so hoping I don't need surgery x



 
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 13:20 PM   7
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I did!

3rd baby and never ha this happen before,
I lost 2 pints of blood, and had a spinal while they manually removed it.
Baby is a week old today and bleeding ha almost stopped.
It was a scary experience for my mum and OH but I was so out of it due to blood loss I don't remember much of it (apart from saying over and over that I just needed to sleep)
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Old Jan 25th, 2013, 16:38 PM   8
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I had to go to theatre about 45 mins after ds was born (2 days ago) for manual removal of placenta. I had already lost 780mls of blood so they were worried.they couldn't see why it had happened and said it was. 50/50 that it would happen again.



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