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Is vaginal delivery safe while suffering from nosebleeds?

Three years ago in December I suffered a horrific nosebleed that required packing and multiple follow-ups to an ENT. I had to take 3 days off work. Last year around the same time, it happened again. Only this time, it was demonstrably worse. I was hospitalized as they could not stop the bleeding. Went through tons and tons of packing. Very painful. An ENT investigated and noticed I had a deviated septum and required a septoplasty. After the surgery, he still could not pin down what was causing the bleeding. I even had a CT Scan and it revealed nothing. My concern is that I am 7 months pregnant with my first child and I am very worried that pushing during a natural birth my incur more bleeding. It terrifies me to think of losing that much blood during pregnancy, or having to get nasal packed during pregnancy. I ve consulted with both my OBGYN and the ENT who performed the septo and they ve said I can choose a vaginal birth or a c-section. Obviously, I would like to go with the vaginal birth, but I m nervous about the nosebleeds. Any advice would be appreciated in this matter. Thanks so much.
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
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