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‘Fourth Trimester’ Problems Can Have Long-Term Effects On A Mom’s Health
National Public Radio

Melody Lynch-Kimery had a fairly routine pregnancy. But when she got to the hospital for delivery, she says, things quickly turned frightening.

After an emergency cesarean section, Lynch-Kimery hemorrhaged; she heard later she’d lost about half the blood in her body.

“I just kept thinking ‘I’m not going to die. I’m not going to die. I’m not going to let you let me die,’” she says. After that traumatic experience, Lynch-Kimery spent a week in the hospital. She went home with her newborn daughter, Sawyer, thinking her delivery complications were resolved.

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