Thought I would post this here, because NICU nurses are THE BEST and always know "the answer".
I'm a new midwife. When I did my integration, the Chief of Pediatrics told me that the NRP guidelines re: Mec were changing, and unless I had particulate mec, I was NOT to do any cath suction on the perineum prior to delivery.
Where I work, babies with any mec other than "light" are routinely suctioned by the MD/CNM prior to birth of the shoulders.
Are the guidelines changing? How do you handle mec where you work?
Thanks in advance for your posts!