Hope all goes well!
First and foremost, Mama to Owen (7/21/04), Annaliese (7/29/09), and somebody new (due Feb 2012), and wife to Andrew (9/12/98). Also passionate about and loving the work I do in Organizational Development.
Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
Depending on the extent of staining, it may increase the likelihood of complications after delivery, but there isn't good supportive evidence for a lot of things hospitals like to do for babies with mec staining, especially light staining.
Anyway, there's not a lot someone online can tell you for sure, just what the range of possibilities is, and that's a huge range. So definitely don't worry, but do contact your care provider.
Happily parenting our snuggly wild child since 2007 and her little brother since 2011!
The only thing that was done differently was that I was urged to push slowly and gradually as much as possible, to minimize stress on the baby in case she was in distress, and the neonatal crash team was on hand in case she aspirated the fluid (she didn't). She never left my room and I was able to hold and nurse her almost immediately; her father got to cut the cord but not hold and cuddle her right after birth as we had planned, because she was being examined. Overall, in our case it was no big deal at all -- but definitely important to have someone monitoring the situation in case the baby's in distress and to avoid aspiration.
But he's 16 now and beautiful! 6 ft 1, with a size 12 or 13 shoe!