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  • Re: question about cord clamping and giving pitocin

    Thank you for the links. yes, mothers can refuse routine pitocin after birth- but they rarely refuse. ok, so i am convined that late cord clamping is the way to go but still, active management of the third stage of labor has been proven to save mothers from PPH (more than expectant management). In one of the links you sent, it was written they ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by newbe on 05-06-2012
  • question about cord clamping and giving pitocin

     hi! i work in a hospital as a midwife and there we must give pitocin after birth. I have noticed that if i administer Pitocin IM ( 10- 20 units) right after baby is born the mother bleeds a lot less (100 CC blood) then when i wait and give the Pitocin (IM or IV) after the placenta comes out (300-500 CC). So, in knowing that, i would ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by newbe on 05-06-2012
  • Re: PPH - what to do at a home birth?

     hi! thanks for everyones replies! they were helpful. One question- we learned not to give medicines like pitocin or methergine when we think there might be a need for manual expulsion of the placenta b/c then the cervix is closed and its much harder to do the manual expulsion and can cause more complications afterwards (more PPH after ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by newbe on 11-13-2011
  • PPH - what to do at a home birth?

    Hello! I'm a new midwife (about a year now) and I work in a hospital. I had a case and was wondering what would you do if this happened at a homebirth.  The women was having her 7th child, (no history of cesarians) was induced b/c of post date and non reasurring heart rate for fetus, and PIH in the last week. Active stage of labor was an ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by newbe on 11-09-2011
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