New trends in delivery room

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    ANyone here knows any new methods or technologies in delivery room??
    or any new methods or ways in delivering a child??
    ..^^tnx
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    Is this question for school? It seems a bit vague.

    I was pregnant and was expecting to deliver my baby at a Birth Center because I didn't want to step within 10 feet of a hospital for what I considered to be a normal, healthy part of life. And at the same time, I had close friends who were in their last year of medical school, and they were a few months behind me in thier pregnancy.

    Well, they ended up doing their OB rotation and were so horrified, that they switched birthing plans from their OB to my Birth Center. Basically, the dad said that the physicians would hook their fingers under the occipital bones of the babies, and pull hard. This was in an attempt to decrease their time in the birth canal. Not because of any imminent harm to the baby, but because of the time frames that would get charted. And if he could show a shorter time in the birth canal, he could have less of a chance of getting sued if the baby developed a problem.

    The other issue they said was that 100% of women were put on pitocin almost immediately after check in!!!!! WTH?!?!!?

    We both had beautiful, unmedicated births at the Birth Center, by the way! I found it funny that soon-to-be physicians got scared out of a hospital birth after seeing what really happens.
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    Quote from yelnikmcwawa
    Is this question for school? It seems a bit vague.

    I was pregnant and was expecting to deliver my baby at a Birth Center because I didn't want to step within 10 feet of a hospital for what I considered to be a normal, healthy part of life. And at the same time, I had close friends who were in their last year of medical school, and they were a few months behind me in thier pregnancy.

    Well, they ended up doing their OB rotation and were so horrified, that they switched birthing plans from their OB to my Birth Center. Basically, the dad said that the physicians would hook their fingers under the occipital bones of the babies, and pull hard. This was in an attempt to decrease their time in the birth canal. Not because of any imminent harm to the baby, but because of the time frames that would get charted. And if he could show a shorter time in the birth canal, he could have less of a chance of getting sued if the baby developed a problem.

    The other issue they said was that 100% of women were put on pitocin almost immediately after check in!!!!! WTH?!?!!?

    We both had beautiful, unmedicated births at the Birth Center, by the way! I found it funny that soon-to-be physicians got scared out of a hospital birth after seeing what really happens.
    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your personal story. I have been a huge advocate of being cautious of these kinds of things (ican-online.org for one-International Cesarean Awareness Network) but people always think I'm just a paranoid naturalist being reckless and encouraging others to be reckless (I'm not that way with other things in my life).

    Its frustrating to me to have nursing TEACHERS look me straight in the face and tell me that pitocin is necessary for birth and that "anyone who doesnt give birth with drugs is crazy". Or better yet, instruct us that as nurses, it is our DUTY to strongly encourage (by repeatedly offering/urging/suggesting/asking every 20 min-1 hr) that our patients have an epidural.

    Sorry off track.

    I don't know a whole lot about new trends, unless you mean the reversal of medicalized birth, and the new "family centered birth" that some hospitals are trying. They fall short by a lot, but I give them credit for trying atleast. Birth pools, birth balls, birthing chairs, alternative pain management techniques, baby rooming in without a required nursery stay, parent input on newborn vax/procedures, etc.
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    My son suffered a brachial plexus injury at birth due to a shoulder dystocia, I'm always up on the latest information on how to handle a shoulder dystocia without injuring the baby. Here is a new tool being used to predict SD.
    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...lth&id=6759056
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    This question is way to general. I have had 4 kids in 96,99,01 and 07 but I don't really know what you are looking for.
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    I think the OP is going to have to be a bit clearer on what they are looking for which in turn will make it easier to give more appropriate answers


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