Choices during Birth Part 1

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This is part one of choices you can make regarding your birth. In this part I cover why YOU the parents have the right to make different choices. Good questions to ask if interventions are suggested. I cover the 4 choices you have before birth even begins!

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  • Inductions Links
  • http://www.givingbirthnaturally.com/reasons-to-induce-labor.html
  • Pit to Distress Link
  • Choices during Birth Part 1

    1. 1. In normal birth there should be a VALID reason to interfere with the natural process
    2. 2. YOU are in Charge Care Providers are the lifeguards!
    3. 3. Would you hire THIS guy?
    4. 4. If you don’t KNOW your options You don’t have any! Robert Scaer
    5. 5. Just People who Want to Keep Jobs -Problems Arising -Fear of Liability -Repercussion from hospital
    6. 6. Questions to Ask <ul><li>Is Mom OK, Is Baby OK? </li></ul><ul><li>BRAINED? </li></ul>
    7. 7. OK? BRAIND <ul><li>B- What are the Benefits? </li></ul><ul><li>R- What are the Risks? </li></ul><ul><li>A – What are the Alternatives? </li></ul><ul><li>I – What does my Intuition Say? </li></ul><ul><li>N – What if we do Nothing? </li></ul><ul><li>D – Discuss and Decide </li></ul>
    8. 8. 80-90% of American Moms Many, don’t know they had choices!
    9. 9. You have options…
    10. 10. Choices <ul><li>Before Birth </li></ul><ul><li>Get to Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>During Birth </li></ul><ul><li>While Pushing </li></ul>
    11. 11. Before Birth <ul><li>Routine Vaginal Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Stripping Membranes </li></ul><ul><li>Late Ultrasounds </li></ul><ul><li>Induction? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Routine Vaginal Exams Late in Pregnancy Or Keep your pants on (if you don’t want one)!
    13. 13. Before Birth <ul><li>Routine Vaginal Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Stripping Membranes </li></ul><ul><li>Late Ultrasounds </li></ul><ul><li>Induction? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Stripping Membranes
    15. 15. Before Birth <ul><li>Routine Vaginal Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Stripping Membranes </li></ul><ul><li>Late Ultrasounds </li></ul><ul><li>Induction? </li></ul>
    16. 16. Routine Late Term Ultrasound
    17. 17. Before Birth <ul><li>Routine Vaginal Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Stripping Membranes </li></ul><ul><li>Late Ultrasounds </li></ul><ul><li>Induction? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Questionable Excuses to Induce Timing Too Big? Low Fluid?
    19. 19. Good Reasons to Induce <ul><li>Pre-Eclampsia </li></ul><ul><li>IUGR </li></ul><ul><li>Low Fluid (confirmed) </li></ul><ul><li>PROM </li></ul><ul><li>PostDate (42 weeks) </li></ul>
    20. 20. Bishop’s Score
    21. 21. Chance of Cesarean
    22. 22. Induction - YOU choose <ul><li>Based on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information (facts not fear) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuition </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Choices During Induction <ul><li>Cervical Softener – pick safe one. </li></ul><ul><li>Pitocin – Take it SLOW ! </li></ul>
    24. 24. Soften Cervix How? Cytotec Warning AKA Misoprostrol or Miso
    25. 25. Cervical Ripeners considered safe <ul><li>Cervidil </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Foley Bulb </li></ul>
    26. 26. Pitocin – Take it SLOWLY
    27. 27. More Information <ul><li>http://enjoybirth.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.hypnobabies.com </li></ul><ul><li>Please watch part 2 </li></ul><ul><li>for the rest of your choices </li></ul><ul><li>Sheridan </li></ul>

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