baby got stuck!!

Gemma - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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hi i had my baby boy 4week ago and his shoulders got stuck and his head was out for 4mins befor he was delivered so he had to go in the special care for a few hours coz he had to have air to get him breathing, once he was born i was told i may not be able to have another natural birth and was just woundering if any1 has had the same and gone on to have anymore children natural ??

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Gemma - posted on 10/27/2009

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he was big for me at 8lb 3ozs coz my first was only 6lb, thank you all for answering not to sure how i fill for the future will just have to wait and see, 1 things for sure i dont like the sound of then having to brake bones to get babies out =(

Jamie - posted on 10/27/2009

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No, I had shoulder dystocia with my first in 94 - they broke her collar bone to free her. In 99 I had shoulder dystocia again with my son, his resulted in erbs palsy- he's now 10 years old and has had 2 surgeries, years of therapy but functions extremely well with the exception of posturing, most people don't know. My two subsequent births in 06 and 07 I went with a c-section. To me, it was not worth the risk given all that my oldest son has gone through. It does not mean it's not possible to have another, and there are better birthing positions to prevent it from happening, but likely if you mention having previous shoulder dystocia to your midwife or OB they may recommend a section for you. Good luck!

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Shoulder Dystocia is uncommon and doesn't always repeat with subsequent children. In fact most cases of shoulder dystocia can be resolved with a change in birth position. Usually to either squatting or all fours. Shoulder dystocia is no more common to big babies as it is to small, it has more to do with baby position than size. Find a birth practitioner that is familiar with how to resolve this complication if you plan to have more children.

Jullie - posted on 10/27/2009

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I had my daughter 3 months ago, shoulder dystocia..midwife snapped her right arm but by the she was yanked out she developed a haematoma on the right side of her head, & her lungs collapsed. She was 10lb 8oz. On life support for 5 days. My midwife recommended I have a caesar should I decide on having another bubba. 4's enough for me...Every birth is different...My 9lb 13oz daughter was stuck (2 years ago) but a different birthing position helped slide her out real quick..

Jess - posted on 10/27/2009

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i am only 18 and very slim and wen i gave birth to my 8 pnd 10 baby i had very servere shoulder dytosia also and a huge episiotomy and i got told i wasnt allowed to have any more natural births unless i induced a month b4hand, my advice is its probably better off to have a casaer coz sometimes we're not so lucky

Heather - posted on 10/27/2009

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10pound 15 ounce ...............ouch good on u i thought mine was hard enough

Helen - posted on 10/27/2009

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My second was stuck he was 10lb 15oz (4950gms) he went into distress and pooed but the midwife got me to walk from shower get on all fours and raise my leg up and I got him out without even a contraction. Wow my poor fiance had to press the emergency button and eveything, but the midwife said I should have more, no thanks we have two wonders thats where I stop. I would like to know who gave you your advice I find the hospitals these days are quick to caesar people, a midwife at a birthing centre might have good advice. We had our last in the birth centre at GCH.

Heather - posted on 10/27/2009

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shoulder destatia is common in big babies my biggest had his shoulers stuck he was 9 pound 10 ounces he was my second child and i have had 2 more health natural births since him , also some womens pelvis might be a lil bit narrow in that case it is recomended ceaser

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