Thank- you for all the replies. You have all made me realise this is something I need to find out more information about.
QUOTE (popsuko @ 05/04/2012, 12:27 AM)
Probably the best book I've ever read about birth, and the only reason I know what shoulder dystocia is, is 'Ina May's Guide to Childbirth' by Ina May Gaskin.
Thank you for the book suggestion. I will get it and have a good read through.
QUOTE (veggiepatchfamily @ 05/04/2012, 04:03 PM)
How big was he born? Why and at what gestation were you induced?
When you were birthing your baby did they put you on all fours, or press down (rocking) on your public bone, or pull your legs up high towards your shoulder (if you were on your back)?
I was induced at 40 weeks because of pre- eclamsia, he weighed 3.9kg.
I gave birth on my back and they didn't press down on me or anything like that, but I did have my knees quite close to my chest. But I thought that was my choice.
QUOTE (samshine @ 05/04/2012, 05:16 PM)
I would've thought it was something they may have discussed with your prior to discharge?
Can you get copies of your notes from your first birth?
I though it was something they should of discussed with me to, but now when I think about it they didn't really discuss much with me.
And yes the midwife that I saw at the hospital the other day sent away a request to get my birth notes. At least they will have all the information and I can ask them some more questions.
QUOTE (beljane @ 05/04/2012, 05:59 PM)
Maybe they didn't think it was severe enough to warrant saying anything? Maybe the thought it was more to do with the position you were giving birth?
Yes, this might have been the case my DS didn't have any problems afterwards so maybe it was just very mild so to them not worth mentioning. And I wasn't asking a lot of questions at the time either
I had to give birth on my back the whole time because I was induced I had to be constantly monitored.
QUOTE (spando @ 06/04/2012, 03:44 PM)
I had shoulder dystocia with DS1 he had to be revived apgars or 1and 4 so not well.
My DS had low apgards too and was monitored in SCN, could this have had something to do with the shoulder dystocia? I don't even know what low apgars are?? I am starting to feel very stupid for not asking more questions at the time...
Thank again, I have definatly learnt to ask more questions