(Closed) Pregnant and have a bleeding disorder

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi! I had my baby a month ago and i have a bleeding disorder myself (my blood takes a super long time to clot amongst other things) I was high-risk all throughout my pregnancy which meant many appointments with my hemotologist and a delivery plan was put in place pretty early on (in case of early labor etc) I ended up being induced for other reasons but staff at the hospital knew of my condition and of the delivery plan, so while i was in labor I was put on a drip to with medicine to help in case i did bleed alot, and they had blood product on standby in case they needed it urgently. I wasn’t allowed an epidural because of the risk of bleeding in the spinal fluid so i did it med-free, and in the end (because i think of the medication i already had on-board) my bleeding was very minimal! (blood products weren’t needed) So even though we repeatedly talked about the worst-case scenarios – it all turned out better then expected. i then stayed in hospital for 4 days post-delivery where my bleeding was monitored and i was given more medication to help. We are now waiting for an appointment with the hospital for my daughter to find out if she inherited my bleeding disorder.

Good luck with your pregnancy! it was certainly a scary time because I thought my bleeding disorder would be a massive issue but in the end it wasn’t.

Post # 4
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I work in haematology and it really depends what type of bleeding disorder you have and the severity of it. You’d be surprised how common bleeding disorders are, even among pregnant ladies. In fact we had a woman with von willebrands disease recently undergo an elective c-section. We had been monitoring her throughout her pregnancy and she didn’t need any blood products at all.

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