Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bleeding after childbirth

Postpartum bleeding (lochia) is normal, but sometimes it happens that the muscles of the uterus does not writhe properly, leading to an outflow - abundant and uncontrolled bleeding from the place where the placenta was attached. Outflow may be due to poor treatment of vaginal or cervical tear.

How often?
It happens in about two to four percent of births.

Who is most vulnerable to the risk?
Some complications during pregnancy puts you at the outflow. This inversion of the uterus or its tearing, hidramnion, severing the placenta. Women who take drugs and drink teas from certain grasses (aspirin, ipobrufen, ginkgo biloba or excessive amounts of vitamin E) putting himself in more danger.

What are the symptoms?
If soaking the medical pack for an hour for several hours in a row, you are bleeding a few days, while the bright red color of blood or expelling large clots then you have symptoms that do not match the standards of normal bleeding after childbirth.

Do I need to worry?
Although most women recover completely after a brain, loss of large amounts of blood can cause dizziness, shortness of breath, fainting, or rapid heartbeat.

What can you do?
After remove the placenta, the gynecologist will review it to make sure we did not stay in any part of the uterus. You can also massage the uterus in order to enhance contractions and suggest that you start as soon as breastfeeding, which in turn affects the muscles of the uterus convulsed. If the bleeding is serious and heavy, you will need to receive an IV, and it will probably be necessary, and blood transfusions. If you notice Excessive bleeding during the first week after birth, immediately go to the doctor.

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