Originally Posted by inky leeuhhh
has anyone here had a previous homebirth with a baby who was posterior? dd1 was, and so far this little booger is too most of the time. i can tell because im getting so many jabs straight out front. i had dd1 in the hospital. i didnt get my epidural until i was at 10 cm, and i did fine with the labor, so im not as worried about that part of the birth. its the pushing im worried about. i could not feel myself pushing at all (which was super frusterating)- so i dont know what that part of it was like. i just remember the ob telling me that he had given me an episiotomy because i was starting to tear ( thanks for asking doc!). has anyone done it at home and made it through? i have a feeling that no matter what the pain, as long as i know im at least close to giving birth i will deal. but i would like to at least be a bit prepared. thanks!
I did and lived to tell about it! She was our first (and only so far - this baby is #2). I had a lot of failure to progress because of her position and spontaneous pushing (before getting fully to 10cm). So, my cervix swole up. My midwife successfully iced it down (saving me from a hospital transfer). Once the baby was crowning, I remember them saying, "we see eyebrows!" I was like, surely that is not it. For what I'm feeling, you better be seeing full body in a nanosecond! I did have a 5.5 hour pushing phase, horrible back labor, labored in every position imaginable, tore and everything and she just didn't turn until after her head was out.
Then she shrugged her shoulders and had double shoulder dystocia.
And she was 9lbs.
Anyway, all was well except for the tear I was too swollen for the midwives to see that, therefore, did not get stitched, and started to come open 4 days later. Can you say, "ouch!"
So, that is why with this pregnancy, I'm doing all of my back exercises (I worked out regularly at the gym during her pregnancy) and was seeing the chiro 2x weekly, but have graduated to 1x weekly. Hopefully, I'm not one of the few women whose pelvis will just hold (and birth) a baby in this position.
If I am, I know I can get through it.