Thought I'd update, mama had her baby this week at 39 weeks, home waterbirth, long labor, anterior lip, irrestible urge to push with lip that would swell. Tried; pulsitilla, caulophylym, traumameel, blowing, positional changes, lobelia, (which I think finally helped) rest etc. etc. Finally, 2 nights of being up were wearing on mama and we tried holding holding back the lip in tub on H&K's and after 15 minutes baby came through cervix and 45 minutes later was born. Whew. He was kicking and crying as he emerged , I put him on mama, covered him and looked at mama's yoni, then looked back at him as mama said , 'oh he went to sleep, how cute'. Sleep, my foot! He decided to check out! 2 kisses of life and some tactile stim got him crying again, but he had been gray and floppy and gone. Another good reason to never cut the cord. He stayed grunty and had retractions for a couple hours but resolved very nicely skin to skin with mama. I have new gray hairs.
Her carpal tunnel is much better now. I passed on forgiving her mother, which she promptly did, but I think her case was physiologic. Tumeric really helped. Her hands look completely different today than last week.