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Comment by wahaha on November 28, 2012 at 5:43pm

Comment by Birth Videos on November 12, 2010 at 8:48pm
Unless the baby is in distress there is no reason for this, I agree. Let the baby come, he's coming fine.
Comment by Amanda Dort on November 9, 2010 at 4:09pm
I think I might have kicked that dr for touching me that much for now reason...let the poor lil thing come out on it's own! What's with all the hurry!!
Comment by Birth Videos on November 5, 2010 at 7:10am
You know what's also overlooked is how this kind of birth feels to the baby. The doctor is touching and pushing on his soft cute little head. Surely the baby feels that. Does all that pushing scare the baby? Perhaps even hurt him? Then he feels a pair of cold metal scissors next to his tender skin. Does he wonder with all that non-soothing touching of his head going on is the outside world a very scary terrible place? A midwife would not be touching this little guy's head at all, maybe the first touch the little boy would feel is his own mother's fingers gently touching him to feel her progress, then maybe stroking him when the head is out.
Comment by Birth Videos on November 5, 2010 at 7:02am
Yes I agree Meg, most doctors would do better to sit on their hands and allow the mothers to do what their body knows how to do. But most can't help themselves they feel like they're not being a doctor if they're not interfering somehow. It's a shame this wasn't a homebirth, a good midwife would have helped her into a comfortable position, maybe on her hands and knees, and allowed the baby to come down at his own pace. A good midwife would have encouraged her with words "we can see the head, more and more of the head each time you push, it's okay to do it this way your body knows how to stretch" instead of sticking her fingers in and stretching her herself.
Comment by MegBoz on November 5, 2010 at 5:20am
Birth Videos -
You are so diplomatic! ;)
I got the impression the doc clamped & cut the cord merely as a matter of routine. I do believe it is still routine to do immediate (premature) cord-clamping most places.

Plus, she seems ridiculous impatient. The doc displays a manic need to DO SOMETHING the entire video, to fuss fuss fuss, stretch the skin even farther, push the skin back on the head, etc. And what benefit could pushing the skin back along the head possibly convey? Again, just seems she needs to DO SOMETHING the whole time.
Comment by MegBoz on November 5, 2010 at 5:03am
Birth Videos -
You are so diplomatic! ;)
I got the impression the doc clamped & cut the cord merely as a matter of routine. I do believe it is still routine to do immediate (premature) cord-clamping most places.

Plus, she seems ridiculous impatient. The doc displays a manic need to DO SOMETHING the entire video, to fuss fuss fuss, stretch the skin even farther, push the skin back on the head, etc. And what benefit could pushing the skin back along the head possibly convey? Again, just seems she needs to DO SOMETHING the whole time.
Comment by Birth Videos on November 4, 2010 at 9:46pm
It appears they believed the cord was holding the baby up, but I don't see any attempt to slip the cord over the baby's neck or try to deliver the baby through the cord. Sometimes the cord is so tight it does need to be cut, but it's better to try other things first.
Comment by Melissa Coplemen on November 4, 2010 at 5:47pm
why would he cut and clamp the cord!!! That's the baby's supply of oxygen, he didn't seem very lively after he was born either.
Comment by Birth Videos on October 24, 2010 at 1:39pm
I don't think the study compared this total "wrenching" of the labia, but rather just a more gentle support of the perineium and gentle stretching. I agree with you, all this stretching and working hurts, causes swelling and irritation, and is not helpful. I think you can even see this woman's labia was swollen and who knows if that was because of the doctor.

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