Retained placenta is not a common condition, but because it is serious, it will need to be managed by a medical team.
CAUSES OF RETAINED PLACENTA
A placenta can be retained if contractions are not strong enough to expel it, or if the cervix closes and traps the placenta inside uterus.
She is more at risk of a retained placenta if she is over the age of 30, have a premature baby or if her first and second stages of labour were very long. It can also happen if one have a fibroid or another problem with our uterus.
SYMPTOMS OF RETAINED PLACENTA
The main symptom of retained placenta is that the placenta does not completely come out of the uterus after the baby is born. Another symptom can be bleeding before the placenta comes out.
If a piece of placenta is left behind, you may develop symptoms days or weeks after the birth. These may include:
- A bad smelling discharge from the vagina
- Heavy bleeding
- Large pieces of tissue coming out of the vagina
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR RETAINED PLACENTA
Useful for sensations of heat.There may be gushes of blood, red, flushed face, and any sensation of jolting or jarring will upset her greatly. Given when labor is usually quite intense so it may be that she needs to pause and re-group before pushing out the placenta.
Useful for contractions with shaking
Useful to Creates an expulsive action – this can also be used for miscarriage when there are no contractions, bleeding or move to expel the baby
Useful for contractions which are weak or non-existent
Useful for retained placenta after a long exhausting labor
Suited to women who usually has had several pregnancies, may have been a labor that ends with a high level of exhaustion.