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  • stillborn at 39 wks

     A very sad week - one of my doularing moms phoned on mon complaining of reduced fetal movement and slight fresh bleeding (less than 1tsp) no other signs of labour, (G2 P1 vbac)sent her to the hospital....2hrs later she phoned to say there was no heartbeat!!!...she was understandably devastated..and was caesared (not allowed to ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 01-26-2011
  • a SLOW crown and a flat baby

     just thought I'd share my last birth....G2 mama, first baby ended in spontaneous 3hr labour at 42wks and easy push of a 3.1kg baby,so we were expecting no trouble with this one,so this baby:mama has a few days of prodromal labour, mum unable to sleep through them and gets progressively exhausted..then starts active labour ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 09-22-2010
  • severe anaemia at 38 wks

     Got a mama who phoned today reporting anaemia signs-sent her off to have her Hb checked<came back at 7.5mmol/l!!! shes a G4,hypotonic uterus at the best of times, with a history of big babies-last one was significantly sticky, due for her 4th homebirth,any ideas on the quickest way to bring her Hb up to safe levels? shes doing good ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 09-22-2010
  • Grav 8 - any tips?

     Hi Ladies, had a Grav 8 come on the books yesterday, a devout muslim lady, 4 hospital gynae births, 2 previous home births, one late miss. Wanting a home birth an hour away. Every other midwife in the surrounding area refused her due to grand mulitparity, its very very unusual to to have a grav 5 here,never mind a Grav8! Am just looking fo ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 03-19-2010
  • Re: Haemorragic disease-bleeding cord

     Hi Guys, no early jaundice, all other screens normal, oozing stopped within 2hrs of Vit K. cant tell you how much i appreciate the advice, We are all alone here, with just 1 practise of 2 midwives for our entire area, so no support or sounding board to bounce things off other than the paed and hospital midwives which follow the medical model ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 02-24-2010
  • Haemorragic disease-bleeding cord

     Had a baby born yesterday, Grav 2, uncomplicated quick easy labour - completely drugfree, baby and mum wne thome 2 hrs postbirth, mum then phoned to say the cord was bleeding. Went to check on baby, found very slight oozing from the base as well as from the clamp. No other bruising or signs of bleeding internally, baby was totally fine ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 02-23-2010
  • follow up on clicky baby

     Just to update you, baby was born yesterday, after an hour of labour!! She definately had a mild hip dysplasia,with an audible click on rotation of the right hip. paed has sent her home with reassurances to mom and dad that its so mild it will have no effect on her physical development.Mum repoted that the clicking had completely ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 02-20-2010
  • clicking baby in utero

     I Have a mum on the books at the moment,who, from 34 wks (G2) has experienced clicking sounds coming from the uterus...its gotten so loud and frequent that her husband can hear it from across the room, it is unsettling both of them as no one seems to know what it is, gynae (OB) think she imagining it, chiro has checked her, doesn t seem to ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 01-29-2010
  • FH: how low is too low during the push?

     AT what point do you ladies diagnose fetal distress and transfer to hosp/intervene during pushing?  My medical training tells me that if the FH drops below 90bpm during pushing, even with a quick return to baseline after contraction, that its fetal distress and time to intervene. HOWEVER: ive noticed at many of our home/water births ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 11-20-2009
  • homeopathy resusitation

     We have been using homeopathic remedies in the practise for ages now, but have just recently come across, and very successfully used, our "resus" remedies- thought i would share them with you.......(checked and prescribed by our homeopath) Carbo veg (200c) - "blue baby" - during labour - Works fabulously well for ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by midwifeS.A on 10-24-2009
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