I posted this in third tri for 2nd/3rd etc mummies but no one responded
I had an anterior lip with my little man and was given an epidural to stop me from pushing to let the swelling go down. It failed so i was put in all sorts of positions and told to resist pushing as much as possible (which im sure anyone who has given birth before will know how impossible it is!) until they gave me the go ahead to push again properly and eventually i pushed out my little boy after 2 hours....... but im just curious to know if i have a high chance of it happening again or if its just a random thing or more likely to affect 1st births etc?!
I had 1 with DS1, led to having an EMCS (baby was never in distress) as I was pushed as far as I would go on pit, the lip was large although I was over 9cm and they wouoldnt manually move it so off I went.
Not a sniff on one with DS2, good normal rate dilation no lip detected at the 2 VE's I had at home and had a pretty good VBAC no problem (apart from going to hospital at 10cm because naughty baby went back to back LOL)
I had 1 with my LO and was pushing on it for 3 hrs befor mw said o i will try and move it 10 min later out he came. I asked the mw what is the likly it happening again and she said it is just 1 of thows things that can happen but prob wont again. Just make sure they make sure every thing is gone befor pushing
Its totally random. Don't even worry about it. Sometimes when people have a lip during labor, they can actually push past it. I have done that with many patients. Example: you'll push while your nurse or doctor has her fingers inside of you and she'll be pushing that lip back behind the babies head. After you stop pushing, the lip may come back or it may stay away. If it comes back, you may need some more time to let it go away on it's own. If it goes away, awesome! Keep pushing!
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