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  • Midwife in South Dakota

    Hey there! I just found out I am expecting my second child, let me tell you a little about my hospital experience with my daughter; we arrived at the hospital around 3 am, the dr's let me labor for 2 hours, during which I was allowed to go into the bathtub for short periods of time but, then my doctor...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by vandervorst on 04-01-2014
  • Flat pelvic arch - teen

    I am a doula for teens here. I had a mom yesterday who turned 16 a month ago. She labored well and pushed for 4 hours. She pushed great - we were all very proud of her. However, as she pushed, the baby formed a caput and the caput would lower a tiny bit, but the actual head was stuck. They had an OB...
    Posted to Birth Complications (Forum) by momofmany on 11-24-2009
  • Re: I need Information

    Hi JLangley I would like to encourage you to plan a physiologically normal birth, and only accept surgery if there is a valid reason at the time. The main issue to check prior to making that decision is that the baby's placenta is clear of the scars in your womb's lower segment. It sounds to...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Joy Johnston on 02-23-2009
  • Recommendations For Future Births

    Hi Everyone! I would appreciate your input on my situation. I have two children. With both births (in hospitals w/ CNMs), I had a fourth degree lacerations. We want more children. But as you can probably tell, I am not looking foward to the perineal trauma. As birth professionals, would you: A) recommend...
    Posted to Midwife Chat (Forum) by Love&Respect on 02-16-2009
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