Feb 19th, 2021
Your bladder plays a huge role in labor! If it is full, it is taking up valuable space that baby needs to continue their descent down and out. You should be emptying your bladder frequently during labor—and that’s exactly what this episode is about! HeHe is diving into the why and when behind peeing often in labor. A 2017 study stated that postpartum hemorrhage occurs in 3% of births, but the CDC Foundation suggests that up to 70% of those may be avoidable. It’s been shared time and time again that having a full bladder can increase the risk of postpartum hemorrhage and this episode is going to spill the beans on what you need to know!
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2017 study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28502758/
National Institute for Children’s Health Quality: https://www.nichq.org/insight/taking-leading-cause-maternal-death-improving-postpartum-hemorrhage-care
Maternal Mortality Review Information App: https://reviewtoaction.org/implement/getting-started
ACOG Expansion: https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2017/09/acog-expands-recommendations-to-treat-postpartum-hemorrhage