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    Did anybody watch the episode where the lady had to have an epsiotomy but her baby still wouldn't come out, so they had to break the baby's clavicle?!? Omg, the things we as women go through to have our child, is amazing. I couldn't help but bawl by eyes out for the poor woman, she could have lost her a baby and the poor baby seemed like she was crying in pain

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    It was the most horrific episode for me - I watch it all the time but that was truly horrible. It's even worse watching it when you're pregnant.

    I cried for the poor woman, but mostly cried for the poor baby who was clearly in pain and distressed/shocked when she finally came out. And the colour of her arm that they quickly covered with a blanket? :shudder:

    It's episodes like that which made me never ever consider home birth, as much as the relaxing and natural environment would appeal

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    That was awful, poor woman, but it is actually quite common. It would have been so frightening for those parents.

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    Yep it was extremely hard for me to watch. I cried! I had a forceps delivery for my DD which thankfully went perfectly but it did make the show hard to watch. Especially seeing all the midwives looking at each other and how they kept showing the clock.

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    Yes the poor DH, because he could actually see it all happening but had to keep a straight face for Mum

    My sister will hopefully be at my next birth, he is also pregnant but having a c/s. she nearly fainted watching that episode an is now scared to be there for me!

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    I thought the DH did a great job keeping calm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    It was the most horrific episode for me - I watch it all the time but that was truly horrible. It's even worse watching it when you're pregnant.

    I cried for the poor woman, but mostly cried for the poor baby who was clearly in pain and distressed/shocked when she finally came out. And the colour of her arm that they quickly covered with a blanket? :shudder:

    It's episodes like that which made me never ever consider home birth, as much as the relaxing and natural environment would appeal
    Wow, and on the complete contrary, it's episodes like this that convince me to stay home time and time again. Have you thought about maybe why that happened? Was the birth induced? Was an epidural used? Was the mum labouring on her back? Was the labour mismanaged or hurried in any way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    Wow, and on the complete contrary, it's episodes like this that convince me to stay home time and time again. Have you thought about maybe why that happened? Was the birth induced? Was an epidural used? Was the mum labouring on her back? Was the labour mismanaged or hurried in any way?
    Wow, I meant no disrespect at all to homebirthers - I wish I had the courage to birth at home.

    But to answer your questions.....no induction, no epi until she was told this procedure was needed, she was on all fours for ages, pushing for hours with no movement. Baby was wrong way around with arm twisted up - so intervention was absolutely necessary otherwise bub could have died. As it was she wasn't in a good way when she came out.

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    Omg I saw it. It was horrible. So scary. I bawled the whole time

    I didn't see the whole episode, but I do believe she'd had an epidural? And was flat on her back?

    I agree with you pp, it did seem like a cascade of intervention. The baby was too high up when she started pushing. I had the same problem with my third, changed positions so I was kneeling and he was born in two pushes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Wow, I meant no disrespect at all to homebirthers - I wish I had the courage to birth at home.

    But to answer your questions.....no induction, no epi until she was told this procedure was needed, she was on all fours for ages, pushing for hours with no movement. Baby was wrong way around with arm twisted up - so intervention was absolutely necessary otherwise bub could have died. As it was she wasn't in a good way when she came out.
    No wonder - she had had her collarbone broken and had been pulled out by forceps - of course she wasn't in a good way!
    Incidences of true shoulder dystocia are extremely rare (I've read about 0.6%?) and consequences are serious no matter where you birth, it's true.
    But I think when a baby is "hurried along" due to arbitrary time restrictions on labour it will be more likely to occur and cause problems. That just seems a sort of common sense thing.
    Anyway I'm sorry if my post seemed disrespectful in any way. I really just meant "wow" - as in it's amazing how two people can see things in entirely opposing ways!
    It was a very distressing thing to watch while pregnant and planning for a birth. To be honest I thought it was a bit much to show on tv.

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