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Wednesday, July 26, 2006No...seriously...NOT for the faint of heart. I almost didn't watch it myself...now that I have, my stomach is lodged somewhere up around my throat.
So, two reasons why SOME doctors absolutely SUCK.
Video of Hospital Birth with Episiotimy
1.) Episiotimy (note the difference in blood before and after)
2.) Refusing to allow baby to come out on their own (I'm surprised this baby's neck didn't snap, even if this was a case of shoulder dystocia, and it doesn't appear to be, there is absolutely NO reason to justify this kind of "delivery.")
Now...I will say that not ALL hospital births are like that. (thank goodness!) Mine sure wasn't... Most doctors these days are pretty good about guiding baby out instead of ripping them out by the head.
Now, here's another video of a baby crowning and being born at a midwife and doula attended home birth. (not at all scary, you don't really even see anything gross, I promise.)
Video of home birth, no episiotimy
Labels: Childbirth Issues