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View Poll Results: did you need assistance with your vaginal birth??

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  • yes forceps

    17 26.56%
  • yes ventouse

    14 21.88%
  • none, i didnt need any help

    33 51.56%
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    No x5 here including a face presentation birth.

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    Luckily, I didn't need any help, DD practically fell out, lol.

    Having seen a few forceps births on tv and the internet, I wouldn't consent to it.

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    I needed forceps with DS - he had some bruising down one side of his face and my episitomy was a bit rough. They didn't offer ventouse though.

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    I had venthouse. I had an epi so it wasn't painful or anything. DD had a cone head for a couple of days and a bruise for about a week which she didn't like sleeping on (would only sleep on her side). I had two small labial tears, not sure if that was from the venthouse or would have happened anyway, but they healed quickly and cleanly.

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    I had a failed vac which left a huge lump on my DD's head for days, then the doc used forceps he's never seen before. After the 2nd try, she finally came out but with scratches and bruises all over her face. The poor little thing. OUCH!!!!
    Im due again in May. Here's hoping little man will come out nicely on his own accord.

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    I had a ventouse delivery with DD as she was getting distressed and they wanted her out quickly (she was 4 1/2 weeks prem). She had a huge bruise on her head for about a week I think? I had a second degree tear but had a local before it so didn't feel it at the time. The OB was on the same page as me and preferred a tear over an episiotomy which was good.

    I had all the people in the room laughing when they did it. She put the cap on DD's head and I told her 'stop pushing it back in! I've just done all that hard work and you're pushing it back in!' (I don't remember this by the way!)

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    I didn't need either of those but did end up with midwives hands right up there with my shoulder dystocia birth.

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    I have it in my birth plan that I prefer vacuum to forceps, mainly because with vacuum they don't neccessarily have to cut, but with forceps they definately do.

    I had to have the vacuum with my second birth, she was a big baby at 11pd and I was having trouble getting her out. The vacuum did very little as her shoulders were stuck and it didn't matter how much they pulled she wasn't moving All three of my other births I haven't needed it though.

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    I had a ventouse with DS1 nearly ten years ago. Episiotomy plus a tear but he came out with only a tiny bruise. With DS2 (this year) I had a natural delivery. I was a bit worried about birthing my second as my epis broke down and I needed corrective revision surgery. Two OBs I spoke with said that while the rate of c sections has increased in the past ten or so years, the rate of forceps and ventouse has decreased. Interesting I thought!

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    My baby got stuck with her head in the birth canal (she was breech). Unfortunately, I knew no better and wanted to just get her head out to prevent the cord from being compressed against her skull and my pelvic bone for too long. She was born blue, so I try to justify it to myself, but wish I had just waited for the next contraction...


 

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