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Comment by Birth Videos on October 22, 2010 at 6:22pm
Megan, I couldn't agree more. There is no evidence the baby or mommy was in distress. Mommy was birthing this baby's large head exactly right. A little bit at a time, slowly, letting it slowly, slowly stretch her. Instead of counting and telling her to PUSH, it might have been better if the midwives had told her to "listen to your body, you are doing fine, your body knows how to do this, push if you need to, rest if you need to," and similar affirmations. The mommy sounded VERY exhausted. She wasn't making much noise, she was on her side and had to have people holding her leg--I think she was an exhausted mommy and forcing her to PUSH and hold it to 10 probably wasn't helping things at all. And there is nothing wrong with RESTING for a contraction or two and regrouping before pushing again. Bottom line is let the mother direct her own birth, don't railroad her into doing what you want her to do.

This Mommy knew how to birth and it's surprising a midwife wouldn't accept that.
Comment by MegBoz on October 22, 2010 at 1:53pm
OK, I'm really confused. Really confused.

It's perfectly normal for the baby's head to recede a bit after a pushes. That's a total normal way to birth a head! It actually is smart from a physiological perspective because it gives the perinium time to gently stretch. Why would they tell her, "Don't let the head go back in?"

Secondly, what's the rush? There's no mention of the baby being in distress or any non-reassuring heart tones. Why rush her? Why count instead of encouraging her to work with her own body & her own instincts?
Comment by zulfeqar ahmed on January 3, 2010 at 5:26pm
congrats mom and dad and very well done:).I am surprised to see that i work in an Exhibition Displays company in Australia and I have shown the video to all my office colleagues and friends.I have also posted your video link to editing websites
Comment by Lisa on December 1, 2009 at 11:54am
wow mommy did a very good job.
Comment by Birth Videos on September 30, 2009 at 6:05pm
It's not my birth but Mommy did a great job! It was a tough crowning stage but she focused and got the job done without resorting to going to a hospital or needing someone to cut her. The midwife in the video generously shared it with us.
Comment by Bonnie P on September 30, 2009 at 9:25am
I was cheering for you watching this! Congratulations!

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