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  • Sarah Tewhey

    Instructor's Assistant
    February 21, 2022 at 8:51 am

    I wanted to give an update on this case.

    The bleeding did not resume at any point in the pregnancy and a gorgeous and robust 7lb15oz girl was born in the wee hours this morning after a 5 hour labor.

    I left out of this case study that she had ruptured at 39+4 with her first child – labor did not start after 24 hours and so she ended up with 12 hours of pit that was left on for her entire labor and made her incredibly sick. She had a traumatic birth experience with her son, for many reasons. It was a high priority of hers to stay off of pitocin this time.

    She ruptured at 39+4 (again) at 22:30 and labor did not begin (again). We utilized tacks and acupressure, along with acupuncture treatments at 09:00 and 16:00. She was admitted at 20:00 and we utilized 30 minutes pumping q 30 minutes layered with Claudia’s “contraction wrangling” as she was having mild ctx by now spaced about 5-10 minutes apart. She LOVED the directional massage up the kidney line and said she could feel the entire lower half of her uterus completely relax when that was happening.

    By 2230 she was in active labor and had her daughter by 0300 this morning.