Obstetric Hemorrhage. Abike James MD Assistant Clinical Prof. Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Pennsylvania. Third Trimester Bleeding.
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Abike James MD
Assistant Clinical Prof. Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania
A 32 yo G2P1 presents at 36 weeks complaining of bright red vaginal bleeding. Upon further questioning she does admit to having had some light bleeding on 1 to 2 occasions last week. Her previous pregnancy was delivered at term by a Classical Cesarean Section for footling breech presentation.
U/s reveals active, vertex fetus. Placenta anterior and free of os. Pt having contractions q 2-3 minuters. Bleeding increases. BP drops from 110/60 to palpable systolic pressure of 70. FHT drops from 120 to 90 bpm.
What do you do???
A 34yo G6P6 patient at term has just delivered a 4000gm infant after second stage of labor lasting 3 ½ hours. The placenta delivered spontaneously and the patient is bleeding briskly.