A little background and why I'm wondering about this now...
My first birth I was induced and he ended up being delivered by vacuum. When he came out he wasn't breathing and had to be resuscitated. They told me this was because he had a bit of a shock and a hard start to life. I accepted this answer. He was in the SCN for 2 nights. I wasn't overly concerned with any of this as the dr's and MW's didn't tell me I should be worried for any reason.
After I was discharged from hospital I read through the discharge summary and it all sounded a little more scary than I thought and it mentioned that he had shoulder dystocia at birth. But my little man was fine so I never asked anyone or really worried.
I am now pregnant again and had my first appointment with the hospital. The MW was asking my history. i ran off the details and I mentioned that I had read about the shoulder dystocia but no one had actually told me about it. I sort of got the impression that she thought I didn't know what I was talking about.
So I came home read through my birth summary again to confirm to myself I didn't make it up and then googled shoulder dystocia. To me it sounds like something I should have been told about at the time. Is it something I have to worry about in future births??
Sorry for the long winded post, I know no one can really answer me why I wouldn't have been told, but just thought I'd ask í ˝í¸
I also hope I have put this in the right section....
Edited by MakesMeHappy, 12 December 2012 - 07:26 AM.