continuous efm during labor

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Registered: 09-18-2007
continuous efm during labor
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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 8:24pm

i'm a vbac hopeful, and am part of a listserv maintained by our closest ICAN chapter.

thanks to scrappyjill for the signature below!
Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 7:40pm

Hi Elizabeth,

I agree with you that continuous efm isn't helpful.

Rose

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Registered: 09-18-2007
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 8:04pm

hi rose!

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Registered: 12-20-2007
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 11:03pm

I just saw your post--so sorry I didn't respond earlier. Yes, you are are right about the EFM. Did you get any feedback at your apppointment?

Have you taken a tour of the hospital and asked them? When I toured the hospital (I set up an appointment to do it privately, not as part of a group) while pregnant with our second, the nurse giving the tour gave me lots of helpful hints about what to expect/ask for when at the hospital. They also gave me the heads-up on who the most helpful vbac doc would be. I ended up with an HBAC with a CPM, which for me, was the best option.

The thing with medicaid and labor/delivery is that you'll have more interventions, because medicaid will pay for whatever is done. Anecdotal evidence from my doula/midwife friends clued me into this practice. So be aware of that.

I'll also email you a suggestion about another board too :)

Loral


Community Leader
Registered: 07-23-2004
Tue, 10-26-2010 - 9:22pm
Elizabeth,
I'm sorry the m/w wasn't very encouraging. I know what it's like to stall. With one of my labors, I stalled for six hours at 4 cm, then went to ten and pushing out my baby 15 minutes later. LOL It does take having supportive medical professionals. I wish you a wonderful pg and a speedy recovery.

Rose

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Registered: 10-18-2007
Wed, 10-27-2010 - 9:11am

Hi Elizabeth,

I've only just seen your post. Absolutely do NOT listen to that midwife in regards to how far you dialted. I believe you said that you had

Love Megs


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