Baby News and Info on Shoulder Dystocia
Today Alan went with me to my ob/gyn appointment. All is set for a June 19th c-section. My doctor was able to look it up and tell me which doctor would be doing my surgery, and we set up my next appointment with him so that I can meet him before the delivery. He has the longest service record of any soldier serving in the Army. JD will be delivered by the man who cuts the Army birthday cake each year at the Pentagon. My doctor said that if she were to have a c-section, this is who she would want to do it, so that made me feel pretty good!
I told Dr. Asato how people are constantly fussing over the large size of my belly. She shook her head and said, “The only thing anyone should ever say to a pregnant woman is, ‘You look great.” I so agree! She said I looked normal for 31 weeks to her, and I measured exactly 31 cm, right on schedule.
This doc and my mid-wife have both said, each time that we discuss it, that most any doctor would recommend a c-section for me since I had the TWO third- degree lacerations, due to shoulder dystocia. I’m glad I’m dealing with some understanding docs. Perhaps it helps that they’re women.
So I got to thinking, “Why do the nurses and doctors panic so when they realize my babies are stuck at the shoulders?” And of course, I googled it: