Homeopathy Medicine for Postpartum Hemorrhage
Hemorrhage may happen before or after the placenta is delivered; it is more common with a cesarean birth. Postpartum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding after the birth of a baby; it affects about 4% of women. The average amount of blood lost after a single baby in a vaginal delivery is roughly 500 ml (or about a half of a quart); the average amount of blood lost for a cesarean birth is roughly 1,000 ml
If the uterus does not contract strongly enough, called uterine atony, these blood vessels bleed freely and hemorrhage occurs. This is the most common cause of postpartum hemorrhage. After the placenta is delivered, the uterus typically continues to contract (tightening of uterine muscles) and expels the placenta.
Postpartum hemorrhage is a risk factor for some women more than others, and these risk factors include:
- Early placental detachment from the uterus is known as placental abruption.
- Placenta previa describes when the placenta is over or close to the cervical opening.
- A large baby, especially one with a birthweight over 4,000 grams (8.8 pounds), or too much amniotic fluid can cause an overdistended uterus, which is an excessive enlargement of the uterus.
- Multiple pregnancy is characterized by an enlarged uterus and multiple placentas.
- High blood pressure during pregnancy is known as pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH).
- having many previous births.
- prolonged labor.
- medications to induce labor.
- drugs to prevent contractions during preterm labor.
- delivery assisted by vacuum or forceps.
- general anesthesia.
Other factors, such as the following, may also contribute to postpartum hemorrhage:
- tissues of the vagina or cervix are torn.
- blood vessel in the uterus torn.
- bleeding into a hidden tissue space or area of the pelvis, typically in the vulva or vaginal region, which causes a hematoma to form.
- disorders of the blood clotting process, like diffuse intravascular coagulation.
- Placenta accreta, which affects one in 2,500 births and is more common if the placenta is attached over a previous cesarean scar, is when the placenta becomes abnormally attached to the interior of the uterus.
- Placental increta refers to the invasion of uterine muscle by placental tissues.
- The placental tissues extend all the way into the uterine muscle in a condition known as placenta percreta, and they have the potential to rupture.
A prior cesarean scar in the upper part (fundus) of the uterus and surgery to remove fibroid (benign) tumors may increase the risk of uterine rupture, which can happen before delivery and put the fetus at risk as well. Uterine rupture is a rare event (one in 2,000 deliveries), but it can be fatal for the mother.
Excessive and rapid blood loss can cause a severe drop in the mother’s blood pressure and may lead to shock and death if not treated.
Although each woman may experience symptoms differently, the following are the most typical signs and symptoms of postpartum hemorrhage:
- uncontrolled bleeding
- decreased blood pressure
- increased heart rate
- reduction in the hematocrit value of red blood cells
- In the vaginal and perineal area, there is edema and discomfort in the tissues.
Always seek medical advice from a professional for a diagnosis as postpartum hemorrhage symptoms can resemble those of other conditions or health issues.
Diagnostic tests for postpartum hemorrhage may include the following in addition to a thorough medical history and physical examination, which are usually based on symptoms.
- estimation of blood loss (blood weighs about one gram per milliliter, so counting the number of saturated pads or weighing packs and sponges used to absorb blood can be used for this).
- Blood pressure and pulse rate are measured.
- Red blood cell count is known as hemocrit.
- blood clotting components.
Arnica is frequently used for bruising, and it can help with postpartum healing of the perineum and other tissues, as well as the afterpain and uterine cramping that can accompany nursing.
This homeopathic remedy may help postpartum women who have had a C-section, as it may help with postpartum abdominal symptoms, as well as bruising and birth-related injury, afterpain, and bruising, and may help with bruising and birth-related injury.
Sepia can be particularly helpful in women experiencing the baby blues or even postpartum depression—those who may feel irritable, apathetic, resentful, or burdened. Women who benefit from this remedy may also feel indifferent to the birth experience and have trouble bonding with the baby. Sepia is one of the best remedies for assisting women experiencing hormonal changes, making it great for the postpartum period.
Breastfeeding-related problems like engorgement, painful nipples, and blocked ducts may benefit from this homeopathic treatment.
This remedy can be beneficial for women who are feeling down about their pregnancy or the way things turned out in general, for those who get headaches or heart palpitations when depressed, and for those who get irritated when others try to comfort them despite their sadness.
Getting fresh air and avoiding warm stuffy rooms can help. Finding a way to express/release the emotions in some way also greatly assists women experiencing this heightened sensitivity in the postpartum.e.t.c. This remedy can help women who are feeling emotionally sensitive and prone to tears. These women may feel needy and insecure, wanting constant affection, reassurance, and nurturing.