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  • Re: Reducing a cervical lip

    I have a tendancy to "hide" my mom's in the bathroom until they are spontaneously pushing.  Actually, it was the mom's that taught me that trick.  They would go in there and never come out... it is dark and private... and staff does not barge in.  Unfortunately, sometimes there isn't time to slide through ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 07-08-2009
  • Re: Reducing a cervical lip

    I haven't experienced the "new policy" first hand yet, however one of my doula clients just had a prenatal appointment with the midwife who I last worked with and she stated the "new policy" as fact.  I'm sure that once in the hospital, my client can refuse the VE, however it just adds to the power struggle between ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 07-07-2009
  • Re: Reducing a cervical lip

    I totally agree!  However, most of the midwives that work in the hospitals in our area do not have the time or know-how to "read" the laboring woman without using vaginal exams.  I have actually had several of my moms scolded to refusing vaginal exams through transition and pushing.  Our local hospital just made a ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 07-07-2009
  • Re: Advice Needed. Maternal Exhuastion, prodromal labor, blood clots, etc

    Wow, please keep us posted.  I hope all went well for our friend and her baby and she was able to have a healthy birth.
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 07-01-2009
  • Re: Umbilical Knots

    I've been a doula for 8 years and have seen 3 true knots... all three babies were born in the hospital, but completely unmedicated with mom mobile throughout the labor.  Non of the babies showed any distress before or after birth. On another note, I have a friend that was induced just before Christmas about 14 years ago and her baby went ...
    Posted to Birth Complications (Forum) by michelled4 on 06-18-2009
  • Re: Reducing a cervical lip

    I have mom's sit back on their heals in the jacuzzi between contractions.  This keeps the head coming down evenly and gives the knee caps a rest.  Usually during the contraction, mom gets on her hands and knees.  If she needs to rest, she gets on her side in the tub.  I actually feel the tub reduces lips by relaxing mom.
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 06-07-2009
  • Re: Reducing a cervical lip

    Thank you very much for your suggestion .  I actually do fully prepare my clients for this, among other issues during their birth.  I have been having so much trouble lately in the hospital with care providers needing "something to do".  I have to be very careful what I say in these situations, as I can be escorted out of ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 06-06-2009
  • Reducing a cervical lip

    I am just wanting some feedback on this.  As a doula, I am always encouraging my moms to listen to their bodies and trust themselves and their baby to give birth.  However, I have noticed that if a cervical lip is found, that most midwives in our area want to manually reduce them without giving the mom a chance to do it herself.  I ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 06-06-2009
  • Re: Healing after attending a still birth

    I have had 3 stillborn babies and 1 infant born with a fatal heart defect (passed at 9 months) over the last 3-4 years within my clientele.  I have to say that each time it was different for both me and the parents.  I offer to them whatever they needed at the time... labor support, photos, kind words....  For myself I found that ...
    Posted to Grief, Loss and Trauma (Forum) by michelled4 on 05-04-2009
  • Fetal Monitoring?

    Can you feel the baby's heatrate with a finger on the fontonel when the baby is crowning?  I believe I have witnessed this at a homebirth so I have always assumed so.   I ask this question, as a doula, because I have witnessed several births where the baby's heartbeat could not be picked up with the doppler as the baby came ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by michelled4 on 05-04-2009
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