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    Default Catheter in drug free birth?

    Hi all

    Just after some of your experiences/knowledge please.

    My first birth was drug free but they still put a cannula in 'just in case'

    Wondering if it's possible to have no cannula, or is it normal procedure to have it put in for 'just in case' like I did last time ...
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    I've never heard of a just in case catheter and definitely didn't have one myself. So no, not normal and you absolutely can go without!

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    I never heard of such a thing. That's with 6 bubs in three hospitals.

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    Default Catheter in drug free birth?

    I'm wondering if you mean cannula? A needle opening for drugs to be administered into your vein (usually via hand veins) or do you mean catheter for urine?

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    Default Catheter in drug free birth?

    I had a catheter put in after delivery (vaginal drug free) but I'm unsure what you mean? Like during labour? Just incase what?

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    Default Re: Catheter in drug free birth?

    I think you mean canulqr? Catheter is so you can wee.

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    Do you mean a cannula (needle in your arm)? Or a catheter into your bladder to drain urine?

    If you mean cannula, we would put a cannula in "just in case" if you were in pre term labour, needing antibiotics for prolonged rupture of membranes or GBS positive, if you had previously had a large bleed after your last baby, or if there was any other risk factors that would indicate you might have a large bleed after this baby.

    If you mean catheter, unless you're having an epidural you wouldn't get one during labour (unless you couldn't pass urine for some reason) but could get one afterwards if your perineum was swollen and you'd had a tear that had to be stitched up.

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    Default Catheter in drug free birth?

    I mean cannula oooooops

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    If you mean cannula, we would put a cannula in "just in case" if you were in pre term labour, needing antibiotics for prolonged rupture of membranes or GBS positive, if you had previously had a large bleed after your last baby, or if there was any other risk factors that would indicate you might have a large bleed after this baby.

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    Adding having your 5th or more baby.
    You can refuse one if you don't want it. Just tell them you don't want it 'just in case' and that you will consider one if something happens or if the risks of something happening increases.

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    Default Catheter in drug free birth?

    I must've had it last time cus my waters were broken around 9am ish and I was taken to birth suite at 5pm ish but labour was going slowly so they considered giving me some syntocin(or whatever it's called)

    I will refuse this time if I can, thanks everyone


 

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