Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ten Beautiful Toes!

This is little Robert Bruce and his mother. She had been at the clinic for many hours when she was endorsed to me. Around 7 pm that night, she started pushing. She had SROM with the chorion coming out completely intact but stained with very very thick meconium staining. She was extremely tense.

Robert was born in the caul in the OA position but his head rotated a complete 180 degrees to the OP position, restituted a bit to the ROA position. My supervisor did deep suctioning on the perineum and he was born the next minute with a nuchal hand. She started dumping a lot of blood so I did Brandt Andrews and traction to get the placenta out quickly.


When I went to do the baby exam, we discovered that Robert's toes were a little unique. On his right he has an extra toe and on his left foot two toes are stuck together. So total, he still has 10 beautiful toes but each foot is not equal!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

#38 Baby Rea

While I was finishing up with Michealla's birth, my continuity Liza came in very active. She labored on her feet, doing pelvic rocking and looking wide eyed with pain. This is her third child so she knew what to expect but she still had a hard time staying focused and calm.

Around 4:30 in the morning, she had SROM but it was different. The whole chorion came out completely intact and full of fluid. She immediately started pushing and little Rea was born the very next minute! She had a tight cord coil and was small but healthy! The placenta was born 7 short minutes later. It was a beautiful, quiet and calm birth. I have to admit i like delivering babies so early in the morning. There are fewer people there to watch. It is so much calmer!

Born: May 22nd 4:38 am weighing 5 lbs 3 oz.

It's hard work looking this cute!!! :-)

#37 Michealla

Michealla's mother came in late one night while I was working. She had strong contractions but her fundal height was so small and the fetal heart tones were all over the board. Her blood pressure was a bit high so we had her labor throughout the night while i monitored her. She had SROM around midnight and immediately got very active. Just about an hour later a small precious little girl was born. She needed a bit of extra oxygen for poor color but eventually started crying and didn't stop.

Born: May 22nd 2008 at 1:24 am- weighing a womping 5 lbs exactly!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Khurl Jhazentt # 36

This lovely couple was so excited to be having a baby! She labored very well. She was calm and upright most of the morning. When it came time to push, it took some practice but she eventually got it. Little Khurl got his shoulders stuck for a few minutes but everything worked out well.

His name was almost PRINCE KHURL JHAZENTT. I like Khurl better :-)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Marielle # 35

This is Marielle just hours after her birth. What an angel!
Marielle's mother came in at 4 cm and since this was her second baby things seemed to progress quickly. She went from 4 cm to fully in an hour and a half! Marielle was born with a nuchal hand but her mother didn't tear. The placenta took its time in coming but eventually came out with a bit of a tug. Four hours after she gave birth, they packed up their things and started going home. They were surprised to hear they'd have to wait at least six hours postpartum before we could let them go home.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Edhrian Carlo # 34

Edhrian was born May 12th 2008 at 6:13 pm. His mother came in very active and labored really well. She coped so well with the contractions that I didn't think she was very far along. But I was wrong!

Edhrian was born in the membranes (the caul) and I had to tear it open so he could breathe. He was born in thick meconium staining and had to be deep suctioned but eventually pinked up to a cute little angel!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Metchie Mar # 33

Little baby girl Metchie was born on May 7th as well! She weighed 6 lbs exactly! Her mother came in just a few hours earlier in active labor. This is her 5th baby but her first little girl! When she was born, her father cried for joy but quickly wiped the tears away! They were so happy!!!

Sunshine!!! ~ # 32

You are my sunshine! My only Sunshine! You make me happpppyyyy when skies are greeeeyyyyy!.... You'll never know dear. How much I love you....

She was born on May 7th, 2008 weighing 8 lbs 7 oz! (She is the largest baby i've delivered so far!) I had just returned from the hospital after transporting a different labor. When i arrived there were three women all pushing. I was instructed to get some gloves on quickly and go catch a baby! I did just that!

This is a picture of little sunshine in her older sister's arms. She is one week old in this picture.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Kevin James # 31

Kevin was gorgeous from the first cry! He was born on May 5th 2008 at 1: 53 am. He weighed 5 lbs 15 oz at birth and was born to a lovely couple after a long arduous birth. He had quite a bit of swelling on his head and came out completely posterior! Meaning he was looking up rather than down! That was why it took her so long! But his mother was a trooper and she bounced back quickly! They were just so happy to have their little boy in their arms!