Originally Posted by SheBear
LOL, carla72 and flyingspaghettimama! Someone fed me the "you won't get a medal" line recently, and I couldn't keep my mouth shut. I had to respond, "Yeah, because parenthood is all about the medals and awards and accolades from outsiders! Whatever was I thinking!?" I think I offended her... Oh well!
Forget watching birth shows, I can't even hardly hear about "mainstream" births without that vein in my forehead starting to pound....
Like when my sister's best friend's baby was born with a twice-wrapped nuchal cord "so the doctor HAD to immediately cut it! And then the baby wasn't breathing real well, so they had to give her some oxygen, and it was scary for a few minutes! And even after that, they just couldn't seem to get her to warm up enough. They were just about to take her to NICU when the nurses (who were sooo great!) thought they'd try putting her skin-to-skin on her mom's chest. And it was so amazing--it worked!"
OMG. Now, i get it that nuchal cords can be a problem sometimes. But usually they are not--they can simply be slipped around the head, no big deal. So, I dunno what was the situation with this baby--maybe they really did have to cut it immediately. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. But why the surprise that she's having trouble breathing, when they cut her source of oxygen?? And why the surprise that she's not warming up if she's not getting adequate oxygen?? And why the HECK would skin-to-skin with mom be the last resort????!!
Arrrrgh......okay.....vein pounding....think happy thoughts, SheBear....
Just had to add too that 1/3 to 1/2 of that baby's blood was in the placenta when they cut the cord... kinda hard to warm up when your suddelny missing half your blood supply too! These babies are often awful hard to keep awake for a few days, wonder why?