If you give birth to in a hospital you normally assume that when you're done, you will not have to return so soon. Unfortunately that was not the case with Remy Ma.
The rapper had to return to the hospital on Tuesday after giving birth to her daughter on the weekend, her journalist told Page Six . "Remy is recovering from a blood transfusion in the hospital due to complications at birth," said her publicist. "She will be released in a day or so and is excited about the birth of her healthy baby."
The news comes just days after Remy's husband Papoose revealed Instagram that his wife was having a difficult delivery. "My wife is still fighting," he wrote. "She is a warrior! Keep us in your prayers. In a later post he also said, "After overcoming such a hard work / delivery! My wife feeds our child around the clock. I am so surprised by her strength, her courage and her maternal touch. Of course, we do not know exactly what Remy Ma has experienced, but we know that there are common causes of heavy bleeding during and after childbirth justifying a blood transfusion.
Some bleeding during delivery are normal but excessive Bleeding can be dangerous.
At birth, most people lose about half a liter of blood when the placenta is detached from the uterus. But, as the uterus contractes after delivery, this helps "the bleeding expresses the blood vessels there, "explains Dr. Christine Greves, a board certified physician at the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, to SELF 19659009] But sometimes people develop a serious condition called uterine atonia the uterus does not contract as usual and stop the bleeding, possibly leading to bleeding. This is more likely if you had children in the past, had long and hard work or gave birth to multiples (such as twins or triplets), Lauren Streicher MD, a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine says SELF. "Sometimes the uterus gets tired for lack of a better word and does not dress well," she says. Whatever the reason, it can cause heavy bleeding.
Other possible causes of heavy bleeding during and after birth include placenta previa (where the placenta covers the opening in the cervix), placenta accreta (where part or all of the placenta is postpartum The incisor wall sticks or cuts in or on the cervix, uterus or vagina, Dr. Greves says, "If a person has a coagulation disorder, it may also cause them to bleed more than normal," says Dr. Streicher.  Blood transfusion is an option, but usually this is not the first thing the doctor wants to try.
Losing a large amount of blood is a medical emergency that can lead to hemorrhagic shock and even death [19459033Obviouslyyourdoctorwillobviouslydoanythingtostopthebleeding
If uterine atony is the problem, your doctor may try to stimulate uterine contractions with a drug such as misoprotol, pitocin or methylergonovin ]. Thomas Ruiz, MD, ran ob / gyn at MemorialCare's Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, opposite SELF. "[But] If the uterus does not contract quickly and we get a lot of blood, we have to transfuse blood," he says. "You do not want to lag behind. You want to stay up to date immediately. "
If the bleeding seems to be under control, but you do not feel well (your blood pressure is low, or you feel weak or dizzy), your doctor may wish," I'll give you infusions (for hydration) and iron (to help your body form red blood cells), "Dr. Streicher. However, she notes that you are not immediately aware of the effects of iron.
Experts emphasize that you should not be afraid of having a blood transfusion if your doctor recommends it. "It's not something we do not do unnecessarily, and you should not be afraid of it," Dr. Streicher. "However, if your doctor believes that you will benefit from a transfusion, take the transfusion."
The recovery depends ultimately on why you needed the transfusion at all.
The Transfusion itself should actually help you recover better and faster, Jessica Shepherd a minimally invasive gynecological surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, tells SELF. If you lose a lot of blood, recovery can be difficult as blood transports oxygen throughout the body and "oxygen is vital for recovery," she says. A transfusion helps to improve the oxygen supply in the body and can promote recovery, she says.
Although it is difficult to say exactly how long it will take you to heal if you need a blood transfusion, you are probably in need of a longer recovery than new parents who do not need a transfusion. "The reason for the transfusion is that something catastrophic has happened," says dr. Streicher. "It'll take a while for you to jump back."