Posted by: brambledoula | September 14, 2007

Well wonders never cease

I caught an episode of Birth Day on discovery Health today that actually didn’t make me throw things at the tv. A mother was insisting on having her twins vaginally, and despite a breech baby, epidural, and pushing flat on her back- she succeeded. These were her first babies and it was so nice to see her birth team support not only her having a vaginal birth, but even “letting” her have the breech twin vaginally. It’s a rare thing these days, and it is so so important to avoid those primary c sections when possible.

Of course it was followed up by an all too melodramatic episode of A Baby Story with the announcement of “Will the epidural kick in in time?!?!?” Bleh. I’m all for epidurals in mothers who’ve had long trying labors and need to rest, or can’t relax enough to get the baby out, but I think it’s really irresponsible for care providers to push them at zero hour when mom is progressing rapidly or is past at least 7cm or even pushing. What is the point? The only good thing about getting one that late is at least there is less chance for drugs to reach the baby. Still, recovery on mom is so much harder, if you’re almost done,  why risk it? ::sigh::

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  1. its always a fun on the first b day . i think i also did the same

  2. […] Jack Mehoffer wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI caught an episode of Birth Day on discovery Health today that actually didn’t make me throw things at the tv. A mother was insisting on having her twins vaginally, and despite a breech baby, epidural, and pushing flat on her back- she … […]


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