wierd baby birth

Tamara - posted on 01/25/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )




ok this just seemed really odd to me and i was looking for some insight. my older sister just had a baby girl last night after 4 days of labour. her water broke on friday at 33 weeks, and she went into the hospital. after the first few hours of monitoring the baby they took her off the machines and called it a night. altho she spent the 4 days in the hospital she was never on the monitor for the baby, and labour was never induced. this just seemed very odd to me given the timing of the baby. and during her delivery my mom and i were there with her, but the doctors kept leaving as she was pushing. did i just get blessed with good doctors and nurses during my deliveries, or is this poor health care that should be adressed?


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Karstin - posted on 02/20/2011




That's not uncommon for doctors to move in and out. I do say it was poor taste for him to leave as she was pushing. As for the 4 days, how many of those days was she in labor? I agree that things possibly could've been handled much differently and if she is that unsatisfied, go find another doctor. She could also report this incidence to The Joint Comission. It should definitely be looked at if this is a habitual thing because it could put patient's at risk.

Tamara - posted on 02/20/2011




it was during the actual delivery. and its not like she pushed for 4 hours or anything, (altho id still like a doctor around). she only pushed for a half hour. it wasnt until we told the doctor that the head was coming out did he stick around.

Jennifer - posted on 01/27/2011




I also had my doctor coming in and out of the room and actually going back and forth between me and his office and his other patients. I often felt like I was the one ruining his day. After 4 hours of pushing and throwing up and crying and begging for a section because he was stuck, I actually had to will myself to stop pushing in order to get him to listen.
I would definately get your sister to mention it to her doctor when she goes in for her 6 week checkup and just express how unsupported she felt during the delivery

Blessing - posted on 01/26/2011




sounds weird i would have been beyond pissed i got induced an hour after my water broke

S. - posted on 01/26/2011




I had a baby in October my waters broke and they said they can leave you up to 72 hour now ( although they only left me 24) I think they make it up as they go because 3 years ago they could only leave you 24 hours

Sharon - posted on 01/26/2011




We're in Australia and after my water broke I wasn't allowed to labour for more than 24hrs for the health of the baby.

Louise - posted on 01/26/2011




This does sound very odd. Normally in the UK if your waters have broke then they like you to deliver within 36 hours or they step in. To leave someone who is delivering early for 4 days seems rather cruel. If this was her first baby I am very surprised that they left her whilst giving birth. Mind you with my last child I spent most of my labour on my own as I was taken into be induced and they would not let my husband in until visiting time! I was livid to say the least, and they wondered why my blood pressure was high! It is not uncommon for a woman to be left whilst in labour in the uk as we are very under staffed in our hospitals and one midwife normally looks after two sometimes three woman at once. I know things have changed drastically since having my son nearly 20 years ago, there I had one to one with my midwife and all the help and support I needed yet 18 years later I had the birth from hell and it was enough to put me off having any more!

Kate CP - posted on 01/25/2011




When your water breaks you typically have 24 hours to deliver the baby before the chances of infection set in or the baby suffocates. At 33 weeks I'm surprised they didn't try to stop the labor.

Sheena - posted on 01/25/2011




4 days is looooooooooooong, Did the doctors offer C-section as an option? they should have been monitoring the baby and mom as far i can remember and i was in labour for 16hrs In Calgary,AB.

It should be addressed :)

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