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  • Posted By: goche21
  • January 26, 2008
  • 04:42 PM

I recently had my first child, and there were complications I'm fairly certain were avoidable. I don't have the money to see a physician for a second opinion, and I feel like the doctors aren't being truthful when they say they followed procedure and did everything possible.

What happened was, a few days before my due date the doctor told me I'd have to be induced, because holding a baby over the due date is dangerous and could cause complications. I went in for induction three days after the due date, but it was put on hold due to hypokalemia. My levels of potassium were at 2.1, and the doctor didn't want to risk cardiac arrest if I had to have a c-section. Four days later, after IV's and suppliments it peaked at 3.3 or so, and I was rushed back to be induced without waiting to see if it would stabalize. They started the pitocin, broke my water, and the baby went into fetal destress. I had to have a c-section, which went fine and my daughter was healthy, but I hemorrhaged. They couldn't stop the bleeding and decided after about 20 minutes and two units of blood, to do a hysterectemy. ((the kind of hemorrhage I had was caused by the uterous refucing to contract at all, even after 5 different drugs, and a uterous massage))

The doctors say I have a neuromuscular disease of the smooth muscles, but I can't find a single one that fits my symptoms. It almost fits with Chlorostasis in pregnancy, except that my daughter was born healthy and it doesn't explain the hypokalemia.

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