To be honest, it wasn’t something I had thought about. I assumed a blood transfusion would only be necessary in the context of a car accident, cancer or major surgery. Like everyone, I hoped to avoid such a situation. It never occurred to me that childbirth would cause that need.
After an uncomplicated pregnancy, my daughter was born. Immediately after her birth, I started hemorrhaging. My husband and newborn daughter were escorted from the room while a team of specialists went to work. Numerous medical procedures, 12 units of blood and seven hours later, the blood loss had stopped (and they had put Humpty Dumpty back together again). + MORE