The Puerperium After IUFD Delivery?
Good afternoon doctor, a month ago I gave birth to my baby who died in the womb at 24 weeks of gestation, then after giving birth I experienced childbirth which gradually decreased for about 1 week. After that the blood did not come out for 2 days, but came back for 2 days, then stopped again for 2 days. Last week on Sunday there was a lot of blood and black blood clots for a week, and starting last night the blood came out red. I have consulted several doctors but the answer is that my uterus is fine, but I am worried because the blood that comes out is quite a lot. My question:
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are very concerned about your condition. IUFD or intrauterine fetal death is the death of a baby while in the womb, and this condition can be caused by various factors, such as lack of oxygen intake, infection, lack of amniotic fluid, and various other things.
Regarding your condition, it is true that by breastfeeding, there can be hormone stimulation that causes your uterus to contract, and breastfeeding can also suppress menstruation so that breastfeeding mothers can take longer than mothers who do not breastfeed their children to experience menstruation again (more than 6-8 Sunday). Irregular bleeding can also be influenced by psychological factors, infection, and sexual intercourse.
Bleeding that comes out a lot is worrying, but given that you have checked your condition at several obstetricians and all of them state there is no abnormality, then you shouldn't worry. Bleeding is only called dangerous if the bleeding has made you very pale, weak, does not stop, accompanied by fever, pus discharge, tightness, and decreased consciousness.
Our advice for now is to live a healthy lifestyle by avoiding cigarette smoke, eating nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables and fruit, drinking lots of water, maintaining ideal body weight, and avoiding stress. If indeed your bleeding condition doesn't get better after a few weeks or you experience the symptoms as we mentioned above, immediately return to your obstetrician for further examination. So, hopefully it answers your question.