Κουκλίτσα μινιόν η Νικολέτα βάρους 2680gr γεννήθηκε φυσιολογικά χθες τα ξημερώματα στο Ιασώ στην 41η εβδομάδα με έναν ομαλό σε εξέλιξη κολπικό τοκετό διαρκείας 5 ωρών με χρήση επισκληριδίου αναλγησίας και με μαία τη #georgia_leze_maia_ibclc.
#obs_gyn_vk #myiasomoments#girl #normal_delivery #epidural #happy_birthday.
Now I know some of you have been waiting for this. There has been so much talk about natural pain management techniques but I know there are some mamas out there who are just like “gimme the drugs!!” And rightfully so! Birth is no walk in the park. I can remember with my first baby getting to a point where the epidural was all I wanted and with having a 38 labour let me tell ya….I got my epidural! However, no matter what your decision is for pain management, during your birth, it’s important you know all the benefits and risks of every technique, method, and intervention. So in the next posts we will be chatting all about the epidural, the risks and the benefits as well as possible side effects.
Repost by @theladoula ~ The reasons I am for unmedicated Birth is not bc I feel women should be in pain. It’s because of what happens as a side effect. Many interventions happen once an epidural is given. Epidurals also interfere with the natural cascade of birth hormones. This is a cascade we want! An epidural blocks uterotonic hormones such as oxytocin which helps your uterus to contract, so labor may slow down. Because of this, epidural use triples your chances of receiving Pitocin.
Have you tried prenatal yoga? Did you do yoga during your pregnancy? What did you think? It's no secret what I think :) I did yoga through all my pregnancies and I felt that they both kept me strong during pregnancy and most of all they prepared me for birth.(also, a yoga where you can legitimately cry and take snack breaks are gold :)
En el vídeo de esta semana en nuestro canal de youtube os hablo de la Epidural en el Parto.
La Epidural es una analgesia que se puede utilizar durante el parto y su uso está muy extendido, de hecho en la mayoría de partos se utiliza la epidural como remedio para aliviar el dolor.
En el vídeo os explico qué es la epidural, cuándo es el mejor momento para ponerla y cómo afecta al parto y el postparto.
Es una técnica que NO está exenta de riesgos y efectos secundarios, y considero que es importante que las mujeres los conozcan bien para así poder decidir.
También me gustaría aclarar que la Epidural no es el único remedio para aliviar el dolor, hay otros muchos recursos que debemos conocer y que son muy útiles como el movimiento, masaje, aplicación de calor, un baño caliente, un buen acompañamiento, respirar, utilizar la pelota de fitball… que nos pueden ayudar a vivir el parto de forma más positiva.
Recuerda que la información es poder y tu decides…. si quieres saber más sobre este tema encontrarás 👉el Link en nuestra BIO que te da acceso a nuestro canal de Youtube.
Imagen 📷de @matertraining ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ok, before my pain meds kick in, I am only thinking good thoughts after my emergency surgery yesterday. I ruptured my Achilles early Friday morning at a cardio dance class @trufusion, it felt like someone hit the back of my right ankle with a steel crowbar...no joke! Anyway, I was able to see my general family doctor, who gave a quick assessment to see an orthopedic surgeon. He wrapped my leg and I called my orthopedic surgeon, who happened to have treated my son many years ago.
***fast forward to yesterday***
My ortho surgeon confirmed that my Achilles was totally ruptured and he could get me into surgery in a couple hours.
***not gonna lie, I was 😱***
I quickly prepped for surgery, then off I went. After an #epidural and a little over an hour in the #or , I met my husband in the #recovery#room and a yummy 😉 snack to combat nausea.
***now I am home***
Thank you all for your phone call’s and texts, flowers and special THANK you to my husband and son for keeping me company and feeding me!🥰
***no lie this is painful AF***
Please continue to send prayers and good vibes. My pain meds are making me extremely nauseated, so I haven’t responded to many of you, apologies. I am staying positive, meditating a lot and #slowlybutsurely I will get #stronger#everyday 🙏🏾❤️
Lumbar OR Cervical facet radiofrequency neurotomy is effective in reducing or eliminating neck and back pain as it blocks the medial nerve from transmitting the pain signal. It is typically performed in an outpatient setting. Using only a local aesthetic AND DIGITAL FLUOROSCOPY GUIDED TECHNOLOGY, your physician will insert a very small needle-sized tube, called the cannula, to the area of the affected nerve. Then, a very tiny electrode is fed through the cannula to the nerve. To check the accuracy of the placement, the physician will run a very mild current through the electrode causing the nerve to momentarily activate pain signals. The physician is able to recognize the proper placement of the electrode by confirming a muscle twitch in response to this mild current. The physician will then apply a numbing agent to the nerve, and then deliver the heat. This application of heat damages the medial nerve creating a lesion. Thus, this damaged area blocks the medial nerve from sending pain signals to the brain.
Today I share my birth story! Head over to my page to have a read!
It’s been a while, but here we are! Back with another blog post for you guys. This time we dive into my personal birth experience of my son, Wyatt. Grab a cup of tea, sit back, and enjoy!
Link is in my bio!
In Canada many women choose nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for pain management (it’s actually a 50/50 oxygen nitrous mix.) Women still feel the pain of labour but it helps them relax and decreases their perception of pain. It takes effect a few breaths in and wears off quickly so it doesn’t affect the infant. It doesn’t interfere with the release of your body’s natural oxytocin. Of course there are mixed reviews on every labour technique but I’ve seen women love (and hate) it. What was your experience and did your hospital offer it to you first?
📷 and words via @cradledcreations 🙌🏻
Thoughts for a Tuesday!
Be Kind. Everyone is fighting a battle that you dont know about. Don't judge the frazzled mom with a screaming toddler they might be dealing with a special need. Dont judge the business man who seems standoffish he might he going through a divorce. Treat everyone with kindness and love. Please. And to brighten everyone's day, adorable baby legs! 😍
Yesterday I talked about the process you’ll undergo when you receive epidural medication. Most people do have much success with this method of pain relief, with minimal side effects other than the tradeoffs I talked about in my Jun 14 post.
However, in the case that you or your baby don’t react well to the medication, this can lead to additional interventions. For a simple example: if your blood pressure drops, impacting baby’s heart rate (it decreases), you may be given oxygen to breathe through a mask. This often fixes the issue, but if not, you may also receive additional IV fluids (or possibly other medications) to bring your BP back up.
You may have heard this term before: “cascade of interventions” - it means that once you begin to intervene in the labour process, the use of one procedure may lead to others being required (particularly if you experience side effects from the intervention), and so on and so forth. Here are a couple more examples of this, from Pregnancy, Childbirth and The Newborn #PCN ⤵️
➡️ Epidural meds can slow down contractions, leading to the augmentation of labour via synthetic oxytocin (pitocin). This can overstimulate the uterus, leading to variations in your baby’s heart rate, which can lead to cesarean birth.
➡️ Epidural meds increase your chance of fever (because they affect your body’s ability to regulate temperature). The longer duration of epidural, the greater the risk (see my Jun 14 post about minimizing exposure time). Fever may impact baby’s heart rate (possibly requiring further intervention), or baby may be born with a fever. Because it can’t be known immediately whether the fever is from infection or just from the medication, preventive antibiotics are often given (to both you and baby). Baby will likely be tested for infection, and may even require time in a special care nursery.
To make a truly informed decision about the use of pain relief options, you need to understand these potential side effects and the unintended consequences that can result. Were you informed of these during your prenatal care?
Amen to this! Part of our role as doulas is helping clients know their options and reminding them to trust their gut, they have a say in the whole birthing process! 🙌 #darbydoula (Thanks for the awesome visual, #Barbies 😉)
>> from @mommy.labornurse - Just so you guys know....you have a voice in the delivery room, and in your prenatal care!!
If you don’t like the way something is done, you have questions, or you just don’t feel like you are being treated fairly, SPEAK UP!
It’s OKAY to be assertive, and it’s OKAY to advocate for yourself, in fact, you SHOULD advocate for yourself!
Providers, nurses, or any member of your healthcare team DON’T always know exactly what’s best for you, and YOU are an important part of the healthcare team too!
It’s IMPORTANT to educate yourself about birth & know what you do and don’t want, and it’s also IMPORTANT to LISTEN to your provider if he/she is suggesting something you are wary of.
Listen, understand the pros and cons, and then BOTH come to a decision that you both feel comfortable on!
And, trust your gut! 🥰
Ok, rant over, but seriously guys THIS IS IMPORTANT! ♥️ I can’t tell you how many women I get messages from saying they felt they were either unfairly treated, or didn’t know they could refuse something!
Tell me a story of a time you advocated for yourself!!
Continuing labour and birth story 🍀 - I had a hot shower which seemed to ease the pains slightly. My partner made me some toast which i managed to eat through contractions, but they became coming stronger and faster, it was almost a constant pain! Around midnight on the 6th May, I phoned my mum to come over as i needed to go to hospital, Her and my partner were my birthing partners!
We arrived at the hospital and were taken through to the water birth suite as i wanted to try this as a form of pain relief, i was examined again by a midwife called Sydney, she said if i was still 3cm she would stretch me to 4cm so i could stay, which this was the case so she did what she had to do. After pacing around and being in and out of the pool, i was examined again a few hours later, to still only be 4cm, so she made the decision to break my waters, this was unbelievably painful! It was soon clear that Noah had poo'd inside me, and mine and his heart rates were all over the place, so it was all systems go, i was transferred to a new room, heavily contracting, and soon I was no longer in control, the pain i was experiencing was unreal, so i made the decision to have an epidural as they had said there was a chance i would need a C-section. I was then looked after for the remainder of my labour by a fantastic midwife called Anna and a student named Vicki, the epidural was fabulous and i managed to get some sleep however they made the choice to start the hormone drip to help things progress! (After 2 days of no sleep i was exhausted).
After checking Noahs heartbeat they decided to put a clip on his head to monitor him more closely! After hours and hours of contractions i finally reached 10cm at 14.30pm and could start pushing, due to being completely numb they were telling me when to push, but Anna soon realised that Noah was not coming down, his heart rate becoming concerning they decided it was time for an emergency c section! I was in so much pain due to them stopping the epidural while pushing!
I was taken into theatre where they dosed me right up again and I was numb! After what seemed like forever he was finally born at 16.21pm, weighing 9lb 5oz!♡
Bueno yo en el embarazo decía que yo quería un parto lo más natural posible , jajaja que ingenua fui, yo pensaba no me dolera tanto el parto, muchas mujeres lo hacen sin epidural ,pues yo igual.
Tenia unos Dolores de infarto y deciros que me aterraba la famosa aguja tamaño XXL de la epidural de la que tanto he oído hablar .
Me hicieron sentarme con las piernas cruzadas me dijeron que ante todo no me moviera, yo lo veía imposible porque en cada contracción me retorcía de dolor;pero también apareció el miedo de si te mueves, igual puede tener muchas repercusiones asique yo hay con mi contracción y introducciendome la doctora la señora epidural.He de añadir que no quise mirar ni la aguja ni el material ,era algo que si sabía que lo veía me movería o me pondría a chillar de miedo, asique preferí evitarlo. ¿Y sabéis cuál fue mi sorpresa?NO ME DOLIO NADA ¿vosotras también queríais un parto natural? ¿Cual fue vuestra experiencia??
An epidural is a special type of local anaesthetic. .
It numbs the nerves that carry the pain impulses from the birth canal to the brain. It shouldn't make you sick or drowsy.
An anaesthetist is the only person who can give an epidural, so it won't be available at home. If you think you might want one, check whether anaesthetists are always available at your chosen place of birth. .
How much you can move your legs after en epidural depends on the local anaesthetic used.
Getting an epidural means that there is a requirement for the baby's heart rate to be continuously monitored (by telemetry). .
An epidural can provide very good pain relief, but it's not always 100% effective in labour. The Obstetric Anaesthetists Association estimates that 1 in 8 women who have an epidural during labour need to use other methods of pain relief.
If you are considering on getting a epidural keep in mind that when you intervene there is more chance that further intervention may be required. .
Take it upon yourself to research your options and be informed! .
Thank you @mommy.labornurse for a great image to help women to be informed. 🙏🏻
#planning YOUR BIRTH is one of the best things you can do for you and everyone involved in your care • a #birthplan is a document that specifies the “what, when, where, why, how” of your ideal #birthing#experience as well as other options you would be willing to consider if things do not progress as you wished initially • care providers, such as #doctors and #nurses should always act on your best interest, and seeing your plan will help them remember your wishes and desires • a birth plan is also very useful when you hire your #doula, because she can help make sure people are carrying it out • here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare YOUR BIRTH PLAN:
1️⃣ your personal information, such as name and care provider
2️⃣ details about your laboring room/atmosphere; do you want dimmed lights, music, videos/photos taken?
3️⃣ what mobility level is more comfortable for you? some places have you laying on a bed if you do not specify you want otherwise!
4️⃣ pain relief: are planning for an #unmedicatedbirth ? do you want an #epidural ? make sure you specify!
5️⃣ you should also research about your preferences on monitoring, hydration and nourishment, methods to speed up labor, #pushing, birth and #baby care
5️⃣ last but not least, you should also note what your preferences are in case of a c-section even if you are not planning on having one • these are just a few points to pick your brains and get you thinking about what YOU want for your birth, in case you have not written a plan already • bring a copy to your next appointment and see if your care provider supports your #decisions • if someone is NOT on board with your plan, consider that as a red flag 🚩and know that there are many other #doctors and #midwives out there ready to support you in having a very #positivebirth #experience
• don’t forget to print and keep a copy in your hospital\ birth bag •
did you write a birth plan? did your birth go as planned? let us know in the comments! • need help making yours? message me! I am eager to help you! •
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Have you ever experienced a tantrum with your child? One of my children had epic tantrums, every day for a long time. All my kids are feisty, but this one is feistier than most. I wanted to keep that, and yet survive the tantrums. I never wanted to discipline anything out of them, but move through if that makes sense. So I asked our pediatrician at the time for some advice. He gave me advice that you can apply everywhere in your life, so I wanted to share it with you. Pick your battles. You can fight with people all the time if you want. You can have endless battles with your kids. Do you want to? I am guessing no. So what he said to me about my child is, if your child wants to wear non matching socks, it doesn’t matter. Let it go. It’s not a battle worth taking. If they don’t want to hold your hand crossing the street, that’s a non negotiable. Only get into it if you can follow through and it matters in the long run. Don’t stress the small stuff, focus on the bigger picture. What do you want your relationship to be? How do you want to spend your time? And what do you think matters?
There is obviously better times like when your contractions are progressively opening your cervix or when you are in active labour, say 5-6cm dilated but if you want one before that, if nothing else is helping give you comfort then it’s ultimately up to you when you get one. That choice to have one is not your doulas, not your partners, not anyone else’s but yours. #babies#life#pregnancy#pregnant#doula#epidural
[MAXIMUS] • This birth was beautiful and utterly effortless. It was transcendent and empowering. And... it was an induction.
It began with an ARM (Artificial Rupture of Membranes). Sleeping peacefully, armed with only the best in noise cancelling equipment (ear plugs from Bunnings), on the Maternity ward, I was woken at about 2:30am to begin my induction.
Dad had been sent off the ward earlier that night and was sleeping in the parked car. (45 minute drive from home to hospital, you get it, right?). I called him up and called my student midwife who got to the hospital tout suite at stupid o’clock in the morning. Can anyone say: “superwoman”? Once all relevant parties were present it was to time to — well, to get the party started. At 3am, the broke my waters. An hour later, after contractions completely fizzling out, we started the syntocin drip and away we went. My first midwife, Nina, was sure that, being a second time mum, things would move fairly quickly. She was half right, I guess. Since my first labour was nearly 24 hours long, by comparison, this labour WAS quick. The midwives, Leaston and I worked together for the first six hours, keeping my breathing controlled, keeping me focused, changing positions, trying different pain management techniques. All the while, trying to keep a trace on a very naughty baby! My heartbeat was also making it difficult for the midwives to be sure of the trace. 150bpm, matching the baby.
Nina quickly realised that baby’s descent was being hampered by, ahem, my horribly stopped up bowels and hemorrhoids. Isn’t pregnancy... just... well... Anyway, I got an enema and this helped things move along a little more. The thing I remember most about the midwives care is that they maintained my dignity throughout. Even though I tried to brush it off and say that I didn’t really care, I absolutely did. Being exposed in front of people I didn’t know from Adam was shameful. Deeply shameful. And they sensed this about me and made me so much more comfortable. At shift change, I was still in labour.
• Continued in comments...
[ Récit premier accouchement de @lesleyverpoort ]
Mon premier accouchement (Lina)
Voilà, nous sommes le premier février 2013, durant la nuit un tiraillement dans le bas ventre me réveil. Je ne sais pas ce que c'est, il est 3h du matin. Je vais au WC quand là aucun doute j'ai rompu la poche des eaux, le sol en était rempli. Je commençais directement à souffrir. On part pour la maternité, on arrive vers 4h. On me met directement en salle d'accouchement. Une sage femme m'osculte dans la foulée. Voilà ce qu'elle me dit: « Oh oui poche rompue et bébé encore un peu haut mais on vous garde vous êtes à 3cm ». Un lien avec cette sage femme unique, que je côtoie encore aujourd'hui s’est créé.
Moi heureuse mais un peu apeurée d'avoir mal, de devoir subir une épisiotomie, peur de la césarienne... J'imagine le pire si elle ne descend pas mais je ne dis rien a personne.
On vient m'osculter toutes les 30-45 mn environ. À 6h pose de la péridurale alleluia! Je n’ai rien senti à la pose et quel soulagement.
La matinée se passe bien, je me repose mais je suis tellement excitée que je demande a mon homme de tout préparer: les vêtements de bébé ect...
Et à 11h, la sage femme m'osculte et me dit: « c'est bon dilatation complète, on va s'installer ».
Le stresse m'envahit, je tremble, j'appréhende non pas de devenir maman, mais de subir cette fichue épisiotomie 😱.
Et alors là, je ne pousse pas assez bien donc on utilise la ventouse pour qu'elle descende plus vite 😭, je n'arrivais plus a pousser j'étais fatiguée, les sages femmes me pousse sur le ventre (quelle douleur monstrueuse) et le gynécologue me dit: « épisiotomie »! NOOOON!!!
En 5 minutes j'avais enfin ma fille dans les bras. Elle est née, il est 11h16 😍. Elle est magnifique, je ne fais même plus attention à tout ce qu'il y a autour de nous, cet amour qui était en moi est là dans mes bras. [ Suite en commentaire ]
That moment when you get your VBAC after THREE C-sections (#VBA3C)!
Last weeks birth rocked my world! So many women are told VBAC is not an option after just one Cesarean, let alone 3. This mother was so intuitive, and educated, and completely in control of her pregnancy and the 41 hour long induction at 41 weeks and 5 days. I don’t want to share all the details but, I do want to highlight some of the things that she did to set herself up for the BEST birth experience.
She hired one of the BEST VBAC providers in the state and the most patient hospital for birth (@uofuhealthwomenservices)
She hired a doula skilled and educated in VBAC birth who knew how to work through some big emotional blocks for her (me 😉).
Throughout the pregnancy and birth she was given recommendations by her provider/staff, then thought about them and the SHE decided when and if she was going to follow that recommendation.
She followed her heart and chose to be induced even after her provider told her that with her unfavorable cervix she likely had just a 10-15% chance of having a vaginal birth.
She insisted on a slow induction process.
She trusted her body, her baby, her mind, and her heart to guide her through the whole journey.
I am truly impressed with the University of Utah hospital staff, especially Dr. Silver, Dr. Disney, Dr. Benson, Dr. Hopwood, and nurses Erica, Katarina, and Adrienne for their patience and providing TRUE informed consent. What an amazing team at an incredible hospital!!
I am SO proud of this mama for working so hard to get the birth she wanted and the faith she had in herself and her intuition to guide her through the whole process. It was such an honor to be by her side as she guided this baby safely into the world.
my pregnancy journey has been both beautiful and full of favor. A lot of people get to be #39weeks and can’t wait for the pregnancy stage to end. While I am super excited to meet our baby (and finally find out if its a boy or girl), I don’t feel that way...yet. There are a lot of things about pregnancy that I will miss, but all good things come to an end and soon I will be saying goodbye to this stage and embracing motherhood/parenthood with my husband @smiledoctorofdelaware. God has blessed me, for sure. #Godisgracious
New Blog Post: How To Support Each Other During & After Pregnancy
This blog post is for both moms and dads/partners!
Click the link in my bio to learn the many ways you can support each other throughout and after pregnancy. Send this to someone who needs help figuring it all out!
My Mother’s Day post looks a little different this year. I’ve had a lot of feelings come out of nowhere recently about my journey as a mother. My heart will randomly ache for the babies I lost and the fight I went through to get them here. And then I look at myself in the mirror and feel like I’m fighting a different battle to just survive the trenches of a life full of babies right now. I’ve been on both sides. If you swipe thru these pictures you’ll see surgeries, NICU stays, hundreds of needles, a faulty epidural, blood transfusions, a maternity shoot with my 12 week baby I knew I was about to lose, an event I threw in the middle of passing another baby, days of mastitis-filled breastfeeding (I’ll spare you a pic of this one😉), and dark nights of postpartum depression and anxiety. I don’t show or say any of this for pity. But these are my scars. This is my story...my truth. That’s the thing about scars tho. Usually they’re hidden behind a smile, filter, or pretty insta pic. But my scars and dark circles under my eyes are the VERY thing that makes my motherhood beautiful. All women are moms because we are given a God-given ability to love in a way no one else can. I look at these pictures and see His hand holding mine every scary or tiring step of the way. I hope that wherever you are in your own journey, you celebrate your own scars...or extra pounds, or dark circles. And know that you aren’t alone. “There are few things more powerful than the prayers of a righteous mother.” Your scars are proof you are making one of the greatest sacrifices of all. They are what make your motherhood journey beautiful.💛
Hayat kendi mucizesini yazar. Her doğum kendi öyküsünü yazar. Hayatın ilk ‘O’ noktasına dokunmak ise bir ayrıcalıktır👼🏻 Teşekkürler hayat🙏❤️