No one prepared me for the placenta. I was induced twice after my first was out. While she was whisked away to NICU being a premmie, I had the midwife trying to get the placenta to come out. The contractions were painful and I had a fair bit of blood loss happening. I was in surgery within 15 mins to have it removed.
My second baby, I was induced once, on the 2nd contraction, a tiny tug from the midwife and it was out. I barely felt it, just a bit uncomfortable, even the contractions weren’t painful. But I was also 39w.
So not only is everyone different, but each birth is different.
Published 29th March 2020