Birth game - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 09-21-2013, 08:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
bcgartley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Came across this game in my research and thought it was kind of cool. The game does not go into variations of normal, but pretty well simulates a normal birth and has valuable information in a more digestible format than most UC resources.

http://www.ardeaarts.org/birthBeta/
bcgartley is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 09-23-2013, 03:14 PM
 
JenVose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Very interesting, and an informative way for moms or support people to learn a little bit about the basics if a mother can't get to the hospital in time. I did disagree with the very first item - when it asks if you should send others away for privacy for the mother or ask them to remain because they "might" be able to help. If they'd listed specific tasks, such as assisting with the son, I would have agreed that it was better to use them. But the wording of the question to me left me thinking, "Should you keep extra people around 'just in case,'" which seems counterintuitive as many women express an interest in laboring privately, and in this case, they were talking about sending them away completely or having them "available" if not right in the midst of things. Good info, but I do see room for improvement.

JenVose is offline  
#3 of 4 Old 09-23-2013, 04:03 PM
 
JamieCatheryn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SW Pa
Posts: 5,104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)

Covers the basics to familiarize people with normal birth. Seems geared toward attending a mom who is looking to you for direction, though. Tell her where to go, what to do. At least she stays off her back through it. Anyway it is good for an "emergency" birth where mom was expecting a hospital in her preparations. Only one I got wrong was I encouraged her to push on her own belly after the placenta came, as I preferred by far when I had my babies, apparently that is wrong and the attendant must do it?

JamieCatheryn is online now  
#4 of 4 Old 09-24-2013, 06:02 AM
 
JenVose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

JamieCathereryn - I don't recall there being a separate answer for encouraging the mother or pushing on the belly itself to stimulate contractions after delivery of the placenta. I agree, allowing the mother to use the pressure she feels appropriate seems to be best-case scenario, though, if she isn't too exhausted with the call or too pre-occupied with baby. Thinking of sending this link to my brother, JIC he ever find himself in the same situation - he is a volunteer firefighter and ended up helping to deliver a baby a few months back for a mom who didn't make it to the hospital in time.

JenVose is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off