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  • Neat tip

    Was at a birth recently, mama went from 5 to complete in an hour and then on to pushed for 5 1/2 hours to birth her 7-plus pound baby - first baby. It was a little disconcerting as she was saying frequently that she could not do it & her husband was very anxious/distressed. My partner at 4 1/2 hours had a conversation with her and her husband ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 04-11-2014
  • Re: a SLOW crown and a flat baby

     Bumping* Would love to hear others thoughts on what/how they determine maternal exhaustion.... This is a good thread!
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 02-09-2011
  • Re: a SLOW crown and a flat baby

     You say :"mama has a few days of prodromal labour, mum unable to sleep through them and gets progressively exhausted..." what does that mean? How coud you tell she was exhausted? was the mother eating, drinking, peeing, resting? were there ketones - lots of them? What were her prodromal labor contractions like? Determining whether ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 10-31-2010
  • Re: retractions and grunting

     All the responses have been helpful - they confirmed the need we had for transporting this baby. Baby did Fine once at the hospital and came home a few hours later. BTW when we transported, baby had no sucking reflex.
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 08-02-2009
  • Re: Wise words re:- Vit k??

     Can someone point me to the research on the efficacy of oral vitamin K?   Thanks!
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 07-19-2009
  • Re: retractions and grunting

    Was it an actual "grunt" sound you heard? Have you ever heard other wierd breathing sounds - like a mewl or chortle or high sigh/cry sound on each exhale? Could that be considered grunting as well? Had a baby with just the strangest high mewly sound on each exhale. Also little to no muscle tone - very limp and lethargic, no alert eye ...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 07-13-2009
  • retractions and grunting

     I am interested in midwives experiences with this in a newborn, what caused it, how you recognized it and how it was resolved... Thanks!  
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by lesleymidwife on 07-13-2009
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