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How much blood do you loose when you deliver your baby?

Image credit.⁣ @mommy.labornurse on Instagram

Our bodies do an amazing job of actually MAKING EXTRA blood while we are pregnant, in anticipation of the blood loss experienced during delivery.

This can be anywhere from an extra 20-50% blood volume! 😳 (It depends on the size of the woman if she’s carrying multiple babies, her health history etc)⁣

The numbers in the image above reflect how much health professionals want you to stay under, depending on your delivery method⁣

So, if you deliver vaginally, they will want you to lose no more than 500ml (any more than that will be considered a postpartum hemorrhage)⁣

Same goes for a C-Section, no more than 1000ml or you go into that postpartum hemorrhage category⁣

Also, since it is anticipated that you may lose more blood during a C-section, you will routinely be given lots of extra fluid through your IV before you go back!⁣

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priyanka_penugonda
priyanka_penugonda
1 month ago

What is the 5000ml in last pic ?

laurenalys53
laurenalys53
1 month ago

Real average for a vaginal birth is 300 ml, 800 ml for c-section. I’m a postpartum nurse and regularly see these numbers.

lauriecanohn
lauriecanohn
1 month ago

Wow😱

clairehull_
clairehull_
1 month ago

I lost 1000ml vaginally and I was told I was fine 🤔🤔

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