The Scariest Moment

by Sara

I had a really scary moment about a week and a half after Jonah was born, and I thought I would share in case my experience can help anyone else. I’d been feeling better, and I thought I would try out my new Moby Wrap. I was standing there putting it on and blood started flowing out of me, down my leg, and onto the floor.

I hurried to the bathroom to check out the situation, and there was just a puddle. It kept coming too. Mitch grabbed my phone and started getting ready in case we needed to go to the hospital. I called my midwife, and she told me to do two things: 1) Press as hard as I could into my uterus and 2) Get Jonah to latch on.

She said if it wasn’t better after 30 minutes to go to the hospital. Jonah was of course up to the challenge. Breastfeeding helps your uterus contract. After half an hour it was definitely better, and we didn’t have to go to the hospital! Within a day or two my bleeding was back to where it had been before.

So, if you experience something similar, don’t panic. Definitely call your healthcare provider as soon as possible, but let your little one help you out too!

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