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Old 02-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #3
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Re: The Mother-Friendly Cesarean

I can't get the video to load, but I saw something similar that they are doing in the UK - they let the contractions push the baby out instead of yerkin' and jerkin', the drape is dropped so mama can watch baby emerge, baby goes right to mom's chest for skin-to-skin and immediate nursing, and doesn't leave mom at all. The baby transitions better because some of the fluid is squeezed out like in a vaginal birth, nursing helps the uterus contract down better, nursing is more successful, etc. I think its awesome, and in the absence of an emergency (obviously) it should be considered as standard practice. The only downfall that I understand there to be is the need for extra staff to facilitate things. Totally worth it IMO!

ETA: this is the one I was thinking of
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