Strom Bride- my hat is off to you mama! That takes a HUGE amount of courage and conviction. Please let us know how it goes..
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5/6/06 at 10:53am
Originally Posted by eastkygal
Also, dd is 9 months, and I still have burning and pain in my scar. Is anyone experiencing similar things? When will it go away?
Originally Posted by pumpkinsmama
How did they botch it? I am just curious because without knowing that they (the hospital) were neglectful beyond belief, I am really kind of ticked off at the family for suing and lowering all of our chances for vbac's. $28 million is a huge amount of money, especially when the government only allows payoffs in the hundred thousand range if they kill your child with vaccines.
Originally Posted by Storm Bride
I finally gave my doctor (my FP, not my OB...I'm still working on that one) the letter I wrote her about how I felt after being railroaded into a third c-section.
|Anecdotal evidence suggests that a rise in “bad baby” cases has occurred since doctors decided
that it was safe for women who had once had a C-section to deliver a second baby vaginally.
These are called VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarean) cases. But catastrophic injuries to both
mother and baby occur when the doctors ignore birthing problems in their mind-set that VBAC
is safe. A classic example is the 1998 delivery of a baby girl at Lankenau Hospital in
Philadelphia. The mother had been admitted on the basis of a telephone call by the most senior
member of the medical group, but her care was handled by the most junior member, who was a
year out of residency. The baby was shown to be in fetal distress at 5:50 p.m., and a prominent
expert witness for the plaintiffs said the baby should have been delivered by C-section within
twenty or thirty minutes. Instead both the doctor and the chief nurse ignored the mother’s pleas
and the monitoring. The baby was vaginally delivered at 7:14 p.m. and the mother’s uterus had
ruptured sometime before that. The hospital had a written protocol for determining the need for
C-sections in VBAC situations. But neither the doctor nor the nurse had read them, and admitted
such. At least seven of the fifteen written criteria for a C-section were found in the medical
chart, and others were confirmed in deposition. The jury awarded $24 million to the mother and
child, who is profoundly brain damaged and afflicted with cerebral palsy and will never walk,
talk, or eat on its own. During post-trial motions the defendants settled the case – but insisted on
a confidential settlement.110
It is certainly not true that recoveries in bad baby cases are consistently shooting up everywhere.
Originally Posted by grumpyshoegirl
If you don't mind my asking, what did you say? I've been contemplating writing a letter to the group practice that handled my pregnancy and am not quite sure how to word it or whom to address it to. (The induction is a policy of the whole practice and four of the six CPs in the practice were actively involved in my care up to the section.)
Originally Posted by Throkmorton
The big thing that is stressing me out is post-surgery pain relief. I am allergic to tylenol and have weird issues with any opiate narcotics. So, no morphine because it makes me sick as a dog (which they give me anti-nauseants for, which make me sleepy.... etc) unless there isn't a lot of other options.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to put on my birth plan regarding pain medication post-surgery?
Originally Posted by CountryMom2e
Curious - why not oxycodone? I was on percocet then vicodin after my IV was removed after birth, and they worked great for me.
Also can you have demerol? i think that's what I had initially in my IV after my first birth.