C-section vs. letting Mom go naturally - page 6

Why am I hearing more and more of Dr.'s that ASK their patient's if they want to have a c-section instead of waiting and letting nature take it's course and baby comes naturally? I just don't get it!... Read More

  1. Visit  sweetnepenthe profile page
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    The crnas ,somewhat snarkily, call vaginal births " failed c-sections".
  2. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
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    Quote from sweetnepenthe
    The crnas ,somewhat snarkily, call vaginal births " failed c-sections".
    Not all CRNAs.....and personally I think doing anesthesia for c-sections are a pain in the butt.
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  3. Visit  sweetnepenthe profile page
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    C-sections are PITAs. We are being sarcastic because the c-section rates keep climbing and climbing and we can't believe the ob-gyns let one slip by without sectioning it.
    Last edit by sweetnepenthe on Jul 2, '11 : Reason: Typo
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  4. Visit  bagladyrn profile page
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    Quote from sweetnepenthe
    C-sections are PITAs. We are being sarcastic because the c-section rates keep climbing and climbing and we can't believe the ob-gyns let one slip by without sectioning it.
    Just curious as to why you consider c-sections to be PITAs. Not criticizing - just wondering as I have noticed multiple anesthesia providers who seem not to want to have anything to do with OB patients. Is there something that makes them more difficult for anesthesia?
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  5. Visit  sandi1743 profile page
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    Quote from wtbcrna
    That was erythromycin and it is a state law in many states for newborns to receive it, so that probably wasn't even an option. The erythromycin ointment decreases the chance of blindness in newborns from bacterial infections transmitted from the mother.

    Vit K is one of the 1st shots that newborns get to prevent bleeding. http://newborns.stanford.edu/VitaminK.html
    Hep B is the third thing that is done routinely to newborns - which can also be declined.
    I know a number of families that will decline Vit K shots, but will give it orally (rutine in Europe) on the 1, 10, 30 day schedule as there is some data to suggest that newborns given the Vit K oral are less likely to get jaundice.

    BTW - All things can be declined - helping your pts understand why we doing things routinely helps them in the long run. I have no issues with people declining all three in a normal non-traumatic birthing situation, but i want them to understand what they are declining and not to feel bullied. Yes, all states pretty much say that all newborns should have these three things along with childhood vaccines but they cannot actually require that each and every child has them - every state has an out, it is usually not well advertised tho
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