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findingstrength 04-02-2011 03:35 PM

UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
There's alot of talk for how to prepare, what to do during, but what about AFTER? how would you notice a problem in NB? Where would you go to have that problem looked at? If you went to the hospital, would they want to keep you or would they let you go home?

kimmiepie 04-02-2011 04:12 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
I'm also curious about this, and hemorraghe or something else with the mother. How would you control it?

I'm not UCing, but we are homebirthing and I'm always wondering what I'd do if my midwife didn't make it in time and I was bleeding too much etc.

findingstrength 04-02-2011 05:38 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
Kim, I know at the hospital I work at, if you ooops and deliver at home or on the way to the hospital, and still GO to the hospital, they keep you.

I'm thinking respiratory distress in infants is similar to adults, with the one exception that infants only nose breathe.

Mamatoabunch 04-02-2011 05:54 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
After birth, watch baby for problems w/ respiration, labored breathing, blue hands and/or feet. Watch for pooping and peeing. If there is a problem we would go to the hospital. I would not have myself admitted.

Bleeding I have sheperd's purse on hand and also cytotec for a PPH.

findingstrength 04-02-2011 06:15 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...072702164.html


I've heard alot of UC DH's read a book on emergency birth. I'm thinking of finding Dh one.

lovermuffin 04-02-2011 06:17 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
I am sorry but what is UC? LOL

apurkeyp 04-02-2011 06:22 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
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Originally Posted by lovermuffin (Post 12645519)
I am sorry but what is UC? LOL

Unassisted childbirth

cinderella08 04-02-2011 08:45 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kimmiepie (Post 12644860)
I'm also curious about this, and hemorraghe or something else with the mother. How would you control it?

I'm not UCing, but we are homebirthing and I'm always wondering what I'd do if my midwife didn't make it in time and I was bleeding too much etc.


Most midwives carry something for PP hem - generally an IM injection of pitocin is given.

findingstrength 04-02-2011 10:28 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
And there's a herbal preparation called shepards purse that helps with preventing hemorrhage. But MW carry pitocin and will pack your uterus if need be. Also a small piece of placenta stops hemorrhage.

Kriket 04-03-2011 02:11 PM

Re: UCers, What about AFTER the birth??
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by findingstrength (Post 12647147)
But MW carry pitocin and will pack your uterus if need be. Also a small piece of placenta stops hemorrhage.

Oh my. From the inside? Like with gauze?

and what do you do with the placenta? eat it? I hear a retained placenta can cause issues too, if it tears and a piece is left behind.

I think HB is wonderful, and wish we had better access to simpler birth options (as American/Canadians) but UC is scary for me :blush: Many women obviously do it with no issues, but I sometimes hurt myself getting the mail. Nothing goes according to my plans! :banghead:


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