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I was in the ICU for a couple of days and then released to the OB floor to recover for a week. I was released from the hospital with only the typical 6 week follow up appointment, so I'm not in the care of any specialist. I am speaking with Dr. Cope from Mayo this week though, so I'm hoping to get more answers. As for the underlying issue, im not sure. I had a previa, and some other risk factors for hemorrhage. The hemorrhage was a slow bleed within my uterus. Ive been told it was because my uterus didn't contract like it should have. I started showing symptoms about 10 hours after birth, but my bleeding wasnt discovered for another 6 hours, so i think its just because i was bleeding for so long.

My baby is doing amazing though he's a perfectly healthy baby. You can't even tell he was born at 33 weeks, he's at the top of the growth chart even! Definitely blessed in that area!

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I'm excited that you're consulting with Dr. Cope this week. I hope she is able to fill in some gaps in what is going on and what to do next.

You've been through a lot. I wonder if you've ever heard of post intensive care syndrome (PICS). It sounds like you're experiencing PICS symptoms along with your physical issues. You can connect with others who have an ICU experience and PICS in the Intensive Care (ICU) support group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/intensive-care-icu/

I think you'll resonate with this discussion and others:
- Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) - Let's talk https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/post-intensive-care-syndrome-pics-lets-talk/

I'm so happy to hear about your blessing and that he is growing off the charts. Please do let me know how your appointment goes.