I think I can trust ACOG about how long a section takes. They do enough of them to know.
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3/13/04 at 3:00pm
|ACOG reports that a stat csection can be done in less than 10 minutes with GA and a classical or T cut incision.|
|Originally posted by Pynki
I don't know how far I would trust the ACOG.. These are the same dr's pushing to make VBAC's not a viable option for women who have had a c/s, and have recently said the c/s for no medical reason isn't unethical..
I trust them as a whole about as far as i could throw them..
|Originally posted by Greaseball
Yes, we all know how unbiased they are.:
But if I had to have a section I'd probably want GA anyway. The thought of lying there awake as I'm being cut open just scares me. See, I'm terrified of surgery; you don't have to be on drugs or mentally ill to be afraid!
Although, with GA, what about the anesthesiologist? What if he is not in the hospital at the time? (Smaller hospitals don't have them waiting around.) So he would have to show up first. And doesn't GA require all sorts of pre-op drugs and special equipment?
I only had GA once, when my wisdom teeth were removed, and it took them an hour to set up all the little thingies. And it didn't even take; I woke up in the middle of the surgery screaming about Hell or something despite the 3 different drugs they had given me. They said if they had given me any more I'd have to be in an OR with a breathing tube.
I think if I were being operated on without anesthesia and I could still move, my self-preservation instinct would take over my mothering instinct. The dentists were able to use physical force to get me to go through the rest of the operation without anesthesia, but having a tooth cut out is nothing like major surgery. I hope I never have to know what that is like.
I don't know why it's thought we are anti-c/s...even I know people whose lives have been saved by them! And I mean for real, not just because they were too big or the mother had been in labor too long.
|Originally posted by Clarity
the time it takes from deciding to do a c until they start the incision, is different from the length of time it takes to do the operation itself (from incison to suturing...) Two different time frames...it just looks like some of us are talking about two different things.
|Originally posted by Zaq001
Stand up for this woman without regard to her drug abuse, her mental state, and her lifestyle. Stand up for her because she has no voice, and pretty soon none of you will too.
Stand up for her because it is right and necessary. Give her compassion in your heart.
But for the grace of God go I.
|Originally posted by IslandMamma
Compassion is the key here. Today she-- MR-- is a childless mother, sitting alone in a jail cell, with the weight of her decisions and the ghost of a dead baby hanging over her. And now she is becoming a pawn in what will most certainly be a political spectacle. There is much suffering here mammas, even despite what you read in the paper. She is still human.
|Originally posted by Elphaba
If her only concern was a scar, then she's a pretty messed up woman. As in, I would have recommended a psych eval.
|Originally posted by aquarianangela
i just heard about this this morning..
as an obgyn i want to comment...
4.if you feel the mom isn't competent to make the decision to refuse a csection you call the hospital ethics board and try for a psych eval and court order. why didn't anyone do this?
|Originally posted by OnTheFence
She was hiding something, drug abuse is what I believe.
|Originally posted by OnTheFence
While I dont want my rights to make choices for myself or children taken away, I also feel something has to be done to protect these babies.
|I have been told it's virtually impossible to find a drug rehab bed for a pregnant woman... don't know why though.|