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How much blood loss is normal when you have a baby?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: Depends on whether it is natural birth or c-section. Blood loss can be up to 400-500 cc's. Keep in mind that the pregnant female has augmented blood volume during the pregnancy and can easily tolerate these losses.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How much blood loss is serious?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Blood loss: Blood loss of any amount can be potentially serious. This depends upon the age of the patient, co-morbid conditions, acuity of the blood loss, and whether they are ongoing. Discuss the specifics with your doctor.

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