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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 12:48 PM   1
asacia
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Nuchal hand (hand by face) during delivery?


Wondered if anyone experienced this?

Has anyone had a hand first birth, and a normal 'head first' delivery? How did the pain compare?

Is it a big deal, or not much of a problem?



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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 12:51 PM   2
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My SIL had her son superman stylee she had no pain relief except the birthing pool and needed stitches but nothing major, he also came out with his waters!! xxx



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 13:11 PM   3
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My baby came out with her hand by her face...they didn't tell me til after i delivered her! I had to have episiotomy and I had a third degree tear, but I would never have known to be honest...the pain was controlled well with gas and air + pethidine, which I will definately go for again next time.x



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 13:53 PM   4
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my wee man came out with his hand by his face and he was also back to back and didn't turn - the midwife was amazed that I managed to get him out without the need for intervention and no stitches either. I only had gas and air and a water birth.



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 14:45 PM   5
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my little one had his hand by his face i was told, but have nothing to compare it with sorry, but i did it on gas and air and didn't think it was toooo bad! he would also have come out in his waters if the midwife hadn't popped them and made a hole for him to escape!



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 14:57 PM   6
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My LO had her hand up by her head, was back to back and coming out face first!!! hence i had a emergency c section!!!! No chance was she coming out normally!



 
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My LO had her hand up by her head, was back to back and coming out face first!!! hence i had a emergency c section!!!! No chance was she coming out normally!
lol that's how Jacob came out too that's why midwifes were amazed!!



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 16:01 PM   8
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Sorry I can't give you any comparisons because she is my first, but Olivia was born with her hand by her face, and facing the side. I did it on TENS and pool only....no medical pain relief whatsoever. However, I did push for 2 and a half hours and get a lovely third degree tear as a badge of honour!



 
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Old Nov 6th, 2009, 17:45 PM   9
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Mia's hand was by her face when she was born, and was back to back but I have no other experience to compare it with. I only used gas and air though, and needed no stitches so wasn't a terrible experience for me!



 
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 00:34 AM   10
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my wee man came out with his hand by his face and he was also back to back and didn't turn - the midwife was amazed that I managed to get him out without the need for intervention and no stitches either. I only had gas and air and a water birth.
Yep same here! (except I didn't give birth in the pool, just used it for pain relief...not that it helped lol!)



 
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