Originally Posted by midstreammama
Just wanted to share my favorite video of a waterbirth of all time! Its amazing!
|I couldn't imagine laying there with just the head out for so long.|
Originally Posted by Inca
I remember my midwife supporting my perineum and rectum with a damp warm cloth when I had my first baby - and evidence based or not it was a great relief and it made me feel like she was taking care of me - that I was in good hands. Was I a victim for believing that to be good. Heck no! Did I feel violeted? NO I did not. Was it evidence based? I ask you.. It sure didnt do any harm..
Originally Posted by mwherbs
there is some evidence for suctioning
|what I see is a mom who is not being shouted at|
|even though it seems that the hands on moving mom's tissues is being done I don't see or hear mom reacting to that in a negative way|
|we don't know how this attendant would have reacted if a woman did not want to be touched|
|I personally didn't care for that video much.
If my MW would have been messing with me like that I may have just flipped out on her. She was rubbing the babies head, pushing momma's belly, stretching her perineum.... I didn't even finish the video. My own video of ds crowning is much better. innocent Maybe I'm either super crunchy...or spoiled, but that would have made me mad. All my mw did was squirt warm oil on me (with permission) and hold an oily towel up to me. That was it. She never touched the baby before his body came out and only then because somebody had to catch him and I wouldn't let go of DH's hand.
|Assuming that the woman is fine with her touching her (i.e., she's been led to believe it's good for her), the question still remains: WHY is the midwife touching her when it's not necessary, and is surely on some level distracting, inhibiting, and (as we can see even in this video) painful?|