Thursday, April 10, 2008

A nice birth

This woman came in yesterday evening in labor. I had been seeing her quite a bit in the office and really was thrilled that she came in while I was on call!

She was 7 cm on arrival, nicely thinned out, tolerating her contractions well. She labored beautifully, using the birth ball. Got back into bed about two hours after arrival and asked me to check her. She's now 9cm, head nice and low in the pelvis, bulging bag of water. She asks me to break it, which I do, to find clear fluid. A little less than an hour later she wants to push so I tell her to go for it. she pushes for about 18 minutes, crowns slow and controlled. Delivers a handsome 7 pound 15 ounce little boy named Jalen. Intact perineum. Fantastic fun!

I love my job!

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