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How long did it take for you to deliver your placenta?

My first birth the doctor waited a whole 9 minutes before she decided to take it out! It caused me to loose a lot of blood, go into shock and have an inverted uterus, which they had to take me to the OR and knock me out to fix, plus they gave me a blood transfusion.

My second and third birth it took a long time for me to  let go of the placenta for some reason. I don't know why that is, forget how long, maybe like 30 minutes!  Why is that? Is that just how my body is? I am hoping to find a midwife so I can do another homebirth, but if we had to go to the hospital again, I really worry that first of all, they won't let me push in the position I need to, and second, that they won't want for my placenta to deliver on my own, and put me at risk again my trying to force it out.

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by on Jan. 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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MyIslandGirls
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

It can take a while... my last birth.. the placenta took about 20 minutes.. but I've heard of some women's taking longer than that.


My first 2 births were retracted (i think that's the right word) meaning the OB's yanked on the umbilical cord to get the placenta out.  My last birth, i had a MW and she delayed cord cutting for about 10 minutes.. then massaged my belly... i had a huge contraction and 2 pushes later out came the placenta.


Needless to say.. I have a MW this time as well.

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