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What are the chances that I will need a blood transfusion after delivery?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Fortunately it is

Not common. There can be severe uterine bleeding after delivery.
Unlikely that you would lose enough blood from a "tear" to need a transfusion. As long as the bleeding is quickly controlled the team would try to avoid transfusion in an otherwise healthy mom.

In brief: Fortunately it is

Not common. There can be severe uterine bleeding after delivery.
Unlikely that you would lose enough blood from a "tear" to need a transfusion. As long as the bleeding is quickly controlled the team would try to avoid transfusion in an otherwise healthy mom.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 2-10 %

Postpartum hemorrhage may necessitate a blood transfusion.
Postpartum hemorrhage is more common with c-sections than vaginal deliveries.

In brief: 2-10 %

Postpartum hemorrhage may necessitate a blood transfusion.
Postpartum hemorrhage is more common with c-sections than vaginal deliveries.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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