May 4, 2011

Just Made Me Smile

On a fairly regular basis in L&D, we get patients that hit the door in the transition phase of labor, ready to birth their baby. No time to do much, other than get her pants off, make sure the baby isn't hanging out and get the doctor/midwife there for delivery if possible. Sometimes, labor just moves so quickly at that point, and there's no way for the doctor to get to the hospital in time and it ends up being an RN attended delivery. This was the case with this one momma, 3rd baby, who hit the door sitting in that tell-all position in the wheelchair: sitting off to the side, gripping the siderail as her body pushed her baby toward the outside world. We managed to help her get her pants off, got her onto the bed and I was able to get a pair of gloves on right before as she pushed her baby into the world. It was that fast! Mom was glowing and very proud that she had given birth the way she had always wanted to: no IV access, no monitors, no pain meds, just good old fashioned, medication free labor and delivery. The best part for her? Her first two children were born by c-section. The first was for failure to progress after an elective induction, the other was a scheduled repeat c-section. Made us all smile.

13 comments:

PaleMother said...

Very, very cool. I would have loved for that to happen to me.

I seem to be one of those that don't do spontaneous labor (so I'm told ... I know there are much worse 'problems' to have). So ... #1 was an induction at 11 days overdue when a very assertive OB partner (not my regular OB) got impatient (she wanted to induce me on Christmas or Chhristmas Eve and I'd said no ...). After a crazy labor, I got all the way to 10CM and still ended up with a C-section. #2 Held out til 13 days overdue ... nada. Finally gave into the repeat C-section ... felt like I was risking the baby to continue ... and then #3 & #4 were automatic repeats. I would have loved to have a surprise ending (as long as it was happy, of course).

Jessica said...

Those are the best!!

I did a nurse delivery the other day...one push and the baby slid into my arms like butter. It was dark and quiet in the room...just perfect!

The doctor came in, but let me finish the delivery in the bed. No lacerations...minimal bleeding.

They should all be nurse deliveries!

trooppetrie said...

wow, wonderful story, this sounds like a great thing. so if she has another baby will they consider another natural or be told to have a c section

Peny@white scrubs said...

Awesome mom she is! It's odd though, that she delivered normally on her third child. This story makes me smile too, eh.

Crystal - Prenatal Coach said...

Beautiful! I love hearing stories like this!

Melek said...

What a lovely story! Our bodies are so amazingly resilient. This was just great! Congratulations to this mom!

Troop, I would imagine now that her scar is "proven," she would have a better chance of having a vaginal again. That is just what I would guess though :)

Nurse Lochia said...

I think it's just a perfect example of why sometimes it's best to just let the body do what it needs to do...on it's own time. That's why I'm not a big fan of elective inductions...I've seen several people have "failed" inductions and ended up with a c-section and then went on to have a VBAC when they let their body go into labor on it's own. I think that was the case with her...it wasn't until the 3rd time around that her body was allowed to labor and birth when it was ready. It doesn't always work out that way, but when it does, it's awesome!

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