View Poll Results: Did you have any intervention for your first birth?

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  • Yes, I had one or more of the interventions listed below

    46 83.64%
  • No, I had no intervention

    9 16.36%
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    Yes. With DD I had s&s, two lots of gel, ARM, syntocin, episiotomy, venthouse and a managed third stage.

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    None at all. I had a spinal block in theatre afterwards to repair the damage of birthing a baby with his hand beside his face. I didn't t want any pain relief, but especially didn't want an epi because I didn't want to be stuck in bed after. Got through with zero intervention or pain relief and ended up stuck in bed with a catheter anyway! LOL!

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    Yes. I was 12 days over when my waters broke but labour still didn't start. I had 2 stretch and sweeps, was induced with syntocin and then eventually after 4 attempts at ventouse he came. I wasn't old enough to understand at the time, in hindsight I wish a lot had gone differently.


    Age 20, engaged, mummy to 3yo DS and TTC his sibling! Living life backwards

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    Nope.

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    I had prolonged rupture of membranes so I had syntocinon drip, episiotomy and ventouse.

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    Wow, I'm the first no vote.

    I had no intervention for my first, but my second was a forceps delivery (and episotomy) due to being breech. I was so embarrassed about it at first but accept it now.
    Last edited by sweetseven; 16-10-2013 at 13:36.

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    Yes. Episiotomy and forceps - meconium in the waters and DD went into distress towards the end. Her heart rate was dropping and she needed to come out ASAP. I think maybe a S&S when I was about 3cm as I was having full on contractions but barely progressing, can't really remember! Pretty sure I had the injection for the placenta which I'd do again.

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    I just realised my no vote might be wrong, because they used "gentle traction" to deliver the placenta, so I guess that counts as intervention after all.

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    Yes - loads of intervention because I developed pre-eclampsia at 37 weeks so had to be induced.

    I had a stretch and sweep (they were going to put in gel but I was already dilated 1-2 cm), next day had ARM followed by Sitocin (sp). They had to turn off the drip as although it got me started I had a reaction causing me to have 8 contractions per 10 min (ie no breaks). I went from 5 cm to 10 cm in 1.5 hrs. When I started pushing baby started having decels and went into distress... So they let me push 10 mins but then used a vacuum and gave me an episiotomy. Also had managed third stage. Bubs had his cord around his neck twice and then under his arm hence the distress. Everyone was fine although I wasn't happy about the interventions they were needed... For me and bubs.

    Not the birth centre no intervention birth I had planned... But I still did it with only panadol and gas and air (last half hour).

    Hopefully my next I don't get pre-eclampsia again and can have my birth centre birth!

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    Yes. An elective Caesarian for medical reasons. I had grade 3 placenta praevia so my ob did not want me to go into labour.


 
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