I have been sick for the last couple of weeks and I mostly have been laying in bed. Yesterday I finally had enough sense to be able to watch tv, and now I wish I hadn't. I was watching that show with the midwives, can't remember what it was called. Well, I usually like it, all the natural stuff, and most of the births are really great. Both the births that I watched yesterday scared the crap out of me. One was the baby had a dystocia and the mom was fighting the staff tooth and nail, ya know the ones I mean. I hate those births. She wouldn't push and was climbing up the bed and the babys head is hanging out. Had all these staff holding her down and holding legs back. Now, that one I kind of understood. Can't just let the babies head hang out but so long and they were doing all they could to get him out. Still scary and I couldn't believe that the allowed them to show it (liability issues and all).
The next one blew my mind. The woman took forever to get to 10, actually she never did. She had a lip and was pushing and had cervical swelling. The midwife pushed the lip out of the way and let her push. Still wasn't moving the baby, I think he was acynclidic from what they were describing. Pushed forever. They had O2 on her, not monitoring the baby. Well, I think I saw her get out the doppler once. Called some help in and did some extreme fundal pressure.
All of this was at a independent birthing center. All I could imagine was this woman having a uterine rupture and bleeding to death. Baby did seem to be OK.
Did anyone see this and what did you think of it? I just couldn't believe they showed this on TV! If I was a pregnant woman I sure wouldn't go to that place after watching this.