Originally Posted by pamamidwife
In the water, I don't see the heads - I can't even write "position of baby at delivery" on my summary forms.
Thanks for writing that Pam. Because I still don't know exactly how Audrey came out. I suspect anterior with nuchal hand/fist but because it was a waterbirth and I just chose a position and pushed it was fine. I remember the apprentice checking for baby's head or maybe trying to provide perineal support but it went fast and i'm not sure.
: You know what? It doesn't matter... except that I would like to smugly say that my petite self birthed a 41 weeker with a nuchal hand/arm/fist without tearing (granted she was only a petite 7lb 6oz) .
I didn't exactly catch her since she sprung out once her shoulder freed, she did hit the bottom of the pool but a visit to the chiro fixed her up.
I must say your philosophy of not offering perineal support is ringing true to me and I imagine I'll be carrying that along with me whenever I get the change to assist/apprentice.