During childbirth I dialated really fast and the nurse told me I was ready to start pushing. My doctor stays fairly close, so she called the doctor on the phone. However, after about two pushes my baby's head started to crown. The nurse told me to stop pushing and began holding the babys head inside. She attempted to call someone to help, but no one else came to the room. Eventually my baby started coming out on her own, and the nurse pushed her head back inside. My doctor arrived about twenty minutes later to deliver the baby. As a result, I had extreme bleeding and the baby had to recieve oxygen...I was told by the OB that the nurse followed proper procedures because no one was there to help her and the baby could have gotten stuck...My baby (11 weeks) often grunts and wheezes after feeding and I am worried that it may be a result of the delivery process. To make matters worse, I read a couple of post from women who believe their children are mentally delayed due to similiar experiences....Please Help!!! Has this happened to anyone else? I'm so worried about my baby!
Did they say why your baby needed oxygen? My son had fluid on the lungs, and b/c of this he needed oxygen and sent to NICU. B/c he was a preemie, a NICU baby, twin, and fluid on the lungs... these are all variables that can lead to respiratory problems throughout his life. He now has asthma (diagnosed about a year ago), but the more variables the more likely for the respiratory problems. I do know it's very important for the baby to be properly guided out b/c it could lead to several other complications... and I am sure this was the scare in your situation. I would discuss this whole sitation w/ your pediatrician to get more answers. Babies do often grunt a lot anyway, and are you sure it's wheezing? If your child is wheezing a doctor would detect it when checking her lungs w/ a stethoscope... take her to the doctor to verify. Sometimes the way the air passes through the mouth can mimic wheezing, so the best way to determine is have her pediatrician diagnose. I remember w/ my first, each push the baby was almost flying out... so i had to stop pushing immediately and she kinda set there as the doctor guided her out, not near the same situation as you, but the doctor needs to be in sequence w/ the pushing and/or baby coming out so it's a smooth delivery. It sounds like things were very unorganized though... I don't understand why she told you to push if the doctor was not even there yet?
I agree, the process was definately unorganized. I told her Pediatrician about my experience and she said that she couldn't really comment about the delivery process because she does not specialize in that area. So far, everything has appeared to be normal at each one of her doctor's appointments. She goes back this Friday for her two month check up and I intend to feed her at the Doctors office, so that the Doctor can make her own observations. My major concern is that the delivery process may cause her to become mentally challanged...She seems to be doing well at this point but I am not sure how the Pediatrician would be able to detect that at such an early age.
This sounds outrageous to me! I am no nurse...but to push a baby back inside of you, does not sound in any way good or necessary. of course it would have been better to have the Doctor there, but she, as well as all nurses working in neo natal care, should be educated enough to deliver a baby if the situation calls for it. I get the feeling that the Ob told you proper procedures were followed in order to avoid a lawsuit from you. I really hope everything is fine with your daughter and yourself!
Thats scary.I always thought an OB is always on call at the hospital. Whether it is your OB or some other is totally dependent when you end up going. Hope everything works out well for your baby and you.
I definitely agree that you should seek a lawyer. I have never heard of something like this. I thought that the nurses were trained to deliver a baby or that they had a back up OBGYN just in case your doctor was unable to be there. I can't what your going through. I understand how freaked out you are now. Hopefully your daughter is ok. If I were you I would contact a lawyer, because this does sound like malpractice.
I would contact the administration of the hospital immediately.
omg! i would have been livid! i'd def have gotten a lawyer in there asap! everywhere you go no one will admitt fault. the dr was probably just covering for the nurse as to not get a suit. you need to gather all evidence and lawyer up now! protacal my ass! everybody there with medical training should have been able to help you delver. cops even do it. this is just beyond insane! i think nurse paniked and didn't want you to deliver, bottom line. she was scared and you and baby suffered from it. makes me sick! if i was a lawyer i'd take your case just for the sake of this being soooo wrong. i really hope you persue this. nothing may be wrong with lo at all, but there is no reason for you to have been treated like this esp your lo, like she's not even a living thing. ugh i'm mad now!!
I also had my baby girl pushed back inside during delivery. I was at the hospital with painful and constant contrations 1 day before my due date and 1 day my scheduled C-Section.
My doctor wasn't going to make it, so they called the doctor who was on call while they prepared me for the C-Section. I was literally "holding" it. I scheduled that C-Section in order to be "fixed" and not get pregnant anymore. This was going to be my last pregnancy. I had had other surgeries before and I was not willing to return back.
I almost changed my mind right there, I couldn't believe the intensity of my contractions, I couldn't wait!!. By the time I was at the operating room the doctor told me that "I was done"! I asked if I should push her out. She stayed quiet then told me NO! and PUSHED the baby back inside. I am sure the baby's head was out but not like a lot. I saw and felt the push back in..amazing presure! Then they started the surgery and everything went fine.
I have a gorgeous baby girl now. The ONLY thing she had since the beginnign was reflux, which was a little bit of a problem and an inconvenience for a few months. But other than that she is ok.
I just went online and found out the "technical name" they give to this procedure of returning the baby back. It's called the Zavanelli Maneuver. And it's dangerous! But I guess it's dangerous if the baby has the whole head out.
I think your baby will be fine. Perhaps she has a little bit of reflux because my baby made noises too and moved like her tummy was hurting. Your peditrician will be able to help you with that. It's scary all the little things that can harm a baby. Just try to relax and talk to your doctor to figure this out.
i'm just wondering why they didn't let you have the baby vaginally then if she was coming out on her own. of course i don't know your medical history so please don't think i'm judging you. i'm a csection mom as well :) just curious what happened exactly for them to have made the decison since she seemed like she wasn't having a problem yet. i'm wondering for my sake too bc if this happens to me i'm not sure if i should go for it or go for an emergency csection, my dr says i'm too small to pass a baby but my enduction went nowhere so all he's really going by is looks of my body down there pelvis wize vs. size of baby since i never had a go at it. any insight you could give me would be helpful. thanks.
I guess the hospital just wanted to get paid for the C-Section in any way or manner and made me hold it.
I wanted to get my surgery done too but had no idea I was done giving birth! They gave me the epidural as soon as they saw me bitting a towel. Then I couldn't feel much, and since my last pregnancy it took me 22 hrs to give birth I believed this baby was going to take long too. Reason why I didn't "demand" to let me push or anything. I didn't know better and had no clue I was "done" (as the doctor said). When I felt the push back in I was concern but wanted to think this lady knew better and was praying that baby was ok. I was really nervous for the surgery and wanted to be done and over with the whole thing.
If the doctor says you are too small then let him tell you if you still have a chance trying natural birth.
Only him will be able to know if you need a C-Section or not. I believe a normal delivery is always best for YOU and your body because you recover super super fast and if breastfeeding then your hormones will "click" much faster and the next time you give birth to another baby it will be much faster. Also baby's longs expell some of the amniotic fluids when passing thru birth canal. BUT you and your doctor can figure how your body will progress. IF you see that normal delivery doesn't workout for you then go for C-Section right there.
My 1st baby passed the due date for 5 days, then it took me 22 hrs of labor and ended up with C-Section!! She was having lots of distress, her heart was going like crazy. After all she was in my arms and we were just fine. I gave it a try ;-)