Disseminated intravascular coagulation

Since the end of last century, however, it has been emphasized that DIC equals a sign that “Death Is Coming” - Satoshi Gando

Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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March 7th is a bittersweet date for me; it’s both the anniversary of the day I gave birth to my spirited, opinionated, hilarious and similarly widows-peaked daughter Devon Jane and also that of the day I came thisclose to leaving both of my children motherless, due to a rare complication during childbirth called DIC bleeding.

DIC stands for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation but I’ve since heard heard doctors say it could just as easily mean “Death Is Coming.”

DIC is a pretty uncommon condition, with most maternity wards seeing it less than once in a year, and as such, many OBGYNs don’t have the experience to recognize it and are simply not fast enough in diagnosing…

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