I was induced on Monday due to high blood pressure, which I was trying so hard to avoid because I wanted an epidural free birth. They started with cytotec, then stripped my membranes, broke my water and started pitocin. I finally caved into an epidural 18 hours after my induction started, which took about 10 sticks to place. After that I dilated to ten within 3 hours, pushed 15 minutes and delivered a beautiful sunny side up baby boy, without tearing! Aside from the cascade of interventions and the crappy epidural experience,this was the best and most enjoyable birth of the three I've had. But immediately after he was out,I had a nagging backache that wouldn't go away. I figured it was due to the position of the baby. I used the bathroom.before being transferred to my post delivery room and passed a huge clot. The nurse looked concerned but I was not bleeding more than usual so off I went. I got to my room where I informed my new nurse of the strange pain, relaxed a while, had a few visitors, then went to the bathroom again. This time, blood just ran down my legs the whole way to the bathroom and I passed another clot the size of a baseball. Got back into bed and felt another gush. Before I know it, doctorsare in my room manually extracting clots from my uterus. They said there were no more, but to let them know if I had anymore gushing. Ok, I said, that was fucking terrible. I thought all was well once again, had another visitor and then another huge gush that would not stop. Every nurse on the floor was in my room holding me down while the doctors extracted me two more times, started pitocin, gave more cytotec and demerol for the excruciating pain I was in. I was laying in my bed bleeding everywhere and thought, I am going to die, right here next to my newborn son. I then went to the bathroom after I calmed down and stopped bawling. I then passed a huge piece of placenta that was left that they did not find. My bleeding finally stopped, the pain resolved somewhat, and I am now home with my bundle of joy. My hemoglobin dropped significantly, but I survived the most disgusting, painful and terrifying experience of my life. Have any other moms gone through this?
on Dec. 6, 2013 at 2:36 PM