I am an aspiring L&D nurse, student nurse and doula... and I need your help again.
I had a doula client last night, third child but first two were precipitous premature births. Mom was 3 cm and admitted for induction because baby was posterior
so if anyone has any insight into that I would love it.
As mom was pushing baby's HR was dropping, eventually getting to the low 80's when doc decided to cut an epis and use a vaccuum. This was after about 45 minutes of pushing. The baby's head was just visible.
Prior to this I suggested we change positions to try to help HR, speed pushing. I was thinking side-lying or hand and knees. This was immediately rejected by nurse/doc because "we don't do that" and "the bed is already broken down."
Wondering if my suggestion was crazy, out of line, wouldn't have been effective, etc. Just wondering if you could provide some insight. I have seen it used effectively at other births at the CNM suggestion so I thought it was a valid suggestion before epis/vacuum. I find it difficult to argue with the staff who obviously have mom/babe best interest in mind but sometimes don't want to depart from standard procedure. The nurse was truly wonderful aside from this. Thanks for your input!