This is a face presentation. Baby is born OP with its face as the presenting part. There can be complicating factors that indicate cesarean, but surgery shouldn’t be the first course of action. As you can see here, vaginal birth with a face presentation is safe with a skilled provider. However, it’s common for baby’s face to be swollen and bruised for a few days (or longer) after birth — it’s hard work making your way down the vagina!
Source: the Guardian
Having a bit of a soppy moment about my life and midwifery and how glad I am that I chose this path.
Someone slap me before I start getting all gushy.
Had the nicest shift ever on delivery yesterday. Cared for the most lovely couple! Was gutted I wasn’t there to help deliver their little girl.
I did go and visit them on the ward today though, couldn’t resist meeting their gorgeous little daughter.
The dad was the most amazing birth partner I’ve ever come across, he was so tuned in to his wife and what she needed. The only time he spent on his phone was when he was using an app to record her contractions. He was on his feet for the entire 14 hour shift (and most likely the rest of the night!) rubbing her back, massaging her swollen feet, cooling her down with a damp flannel.
He talked her through every contraction, keeping her breathing controlled and steady. He encouraged her and told her how amazing she was doing after every pain.
It was so beautiful to watch, you could just see how much he loved her.
It’s shifts like that that remind me why I want to do this job. It was really magical.
Fetal Stage: 8 to 9 months.
by William Hunter (b.1718)
sittingon-topoftheworld asked: Your blog is amazing! I begin my training in september in london and its all i think about! Im very fortunate to have even gotten a place at uni! No doubt i will religiously check your blog now! Sorry for all the reblogs and likes just so much helpful and beautiful infomation and pictures!! Good luck with gaining a job and graduating!!
Aw, thank you so much!
And good luck with your training! It’s going to be tough, but so rewarding and lovely too :)
Let me know how you get on!
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