Sunday, October 4, 2009

Smooth sailing

I had a sweet patient and a great delivery recently.  It's so nice having a nice couple to take care of because it makes me feel like I am not even at work!  This little lady arrived at the hospital in active labor.  She had been having contractions for about 3 hours and she was already dilated over 4 cm which is a great start.  She was definitely uncomfortable but dealing well with contractions through her breathing.  She had no desire to go the "unmedicated route"  so we were able to get her admitted and get her an epidural promptly.  After that her labor went so smoothly we never started pitocin or anything.  We just let things progress on their own and a few hours later she had a precious little baby in her arms after a very easy delivery I might add.  It's so nice to let labor start and progress on its own.  Overall, things tend to go much more smoothly!

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