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May 28th, 2009, 03:40 AM
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*Update w/ pics*
You can't see it with the angle of the pictures, but she does have quite a bit of brown hair!

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*Update!*
I just returned from the hospital, Emma (Emelia) Kay was born this morning at 7:42am! I think it ended up totalling 27-28 hours of labor and I know the midwife started pit sometime late last night to get things moving. She is wonderful and healthy though, she just needed a little stimulation and suctioning after birth. She was 7lbs 9oz and 21in long. I couldn't manage to get them a good latch before I left, but she wanted to eat! Hopefully the LC can help her figure it out in the next few hours. It was amazing to see birth in person from that perspective! It was my first birth to attend, but Katy did wonderful, despite her exhaustion. I'll grab some pictures off of my mom's Photobucket once she uploads them

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Does anyone know? From a natural birth stand point, what's a good way to go once a woman is in labor?

To edit: Katy's in labor! Unfortunately, she thinks there might be meconium in her amniotic fluid, and that's one thing I can't remember anything about Of course, the nurses told her to head up and get monitored, which is probably the safest way to go. If anyone is up and can give me some information though, I'd appreciate it! I know she wants very little monitoring and the freedom to move around, so I'm going to try to get that for her.
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the main risk is the baby inhaling it when he is born, so they may have some extra people in the room just in case. I think her main concern is going to be post-birth. A lot of times they want to closely monitor the baby right away to watch for infections because inhaling it can be dangerous. Most of the time there isn't a problem though. And it's quite common when baby is past its due date.
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So as long as the baby isn't in distress, they should let her labor progress normally, right?
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they should. Hope everything goes smoothly!
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it also greatly depends on how much mec, and how old/new. Heavy mec (dark think smelly murky water) is more likely to be aspirated, but light mec (mainly clear fresh smelling water with only a chunk or two) isn't much of a concern.

in the hospital it seems they want to monitor more, often internally. And some docs freak at even light mec- which to me is silly. But some are less comfortable with it then others.

often it means cord cut asap, by DR, and baby brought to the warmer for suctioning, and monitoring.
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I hope it goes well!!
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I don't know much other then what happened with us. There was meconium in Nichole's water when it broke (they broke it) it was not old though, som sometime while in labor, only baout 45 min. They let me labor noramlly, though I was on monitors as it was a pitocin, epibirth. When it came time for her to come out, they had repiratory specialists in the room and they suctioned her REALLY well before pulling her all the way out. The resp. specialist looked her over in teh room for a min and then she was given to me.
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there was meconium in the water with my first (I had a dr. at that time, though she was pro natural birth), as soon as she found out there was meconium, she said she has to get a team of doctors ready to be there when baby comes, and then she was checking HB but HB never changed even a little bit, so eventually she actually canceled the "team" LOL and nobody was there at the birth, she put baby on my chest first and waited to clamp the cord as we asked. So I guess it depends on the doctor (mine knew I wanted as little interventions as possible)
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Things are progressing nicely now, she stalled shortly after she got here, but things seemed to have picked up. So far no further complications with the meconium, but her midwife still isn't here (due back from her trip today) and she can't use the midwive's room. The tub is available to all patients so after she gets checked, she will probably jump in the tub if her labor has progressed. She was 2-3cm when she got here, so hopefully she'll be at least a 4.

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Ooops, she must have logged in and I posted under her name
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Update in OP!
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Thanks for the update! I know she will get the latch to work soon. Must have been so exciting for everyone I cannot wait to see pics.
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May 29th, 2009, 08:06 AM
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Congrats Katy and welcome baby Emma. How wonderful!
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Yay!! Congratulations Katy! She's beautiful!
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aww congratulations to her! beautiful!
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Wow she looks amazing for that long of labor! Congrats mama!
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Congratulations, she is beautiful!!!!
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congrats! she is precious!
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