Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Settling in the Sound
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I am so very thankful that we were home with Nova's in spite of the "sticky shoulders" we experienced. It was pretty frightening to have her head delivered, but the rest of her not rotating and being born. However, with the next contraction, I delivered bother her shoulders together and the rest of her slid right out. I may have changed positions slightly, though I can't remember now. That's the first thing I'd do if it happened again, but of course always listening to my body and my intuition is vital. We did transport to the hospital, though it wasn't so much because of the dystocia. My dh had freaked about there being meconium in the water right before she crowned and called 911. She was kind of slow to start, but she just needed some stimulation and to be kept warm.
Oh! I wanted to add... Though I had a BAD episiotomy in the hospital with dd1, I delivered dd2, who was 1 1/2 lbs heavier, over an intact perineum! Positioning, positioning, positioning!
Laura, mama to J (15), N (12), E (9) , M (6), and our little caboose, R (3).