How to Deliver a Baby at Home (Emergency Situation) by Besthubs


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                How to Deliver a Baby at Home (Emergency

                      elivering a baby at home, unassisted, can              8. Gently cradle the baby’s head and guide it
                      cause fear in the most courageous heart, but              out of the birth canal with the pushes of the
                      really, it needn’t. Birth is a very natural pro-          mom’s body. It will usually turn to the side
                cess and, in most cases, not a medical emergency.               as it emerges.
                Unplanned homebirth, even unplanned CAR birth,               9. As soon as the baby’s head is out clear
                happens all the time with happy results all around.             it’s nose and mouth of fluids by stroking
                                                                                downwards on the nose and mouth gently,
                   1. Calm yourself. Take deep breaths. You can                 or using a bulb syringe, gently.
                      do this!If you are outwardly calm the mom              10. It is not unusual for a cord to be around a
                      will be, too. Being calm will make her de-                baby’s neck. If you can slip a finger between
                      livery much easier as her muscles will be                 the cord and the neck try to slip the cord
                      relaxed and she will be working with her                  over the baby’s head but if you can’t do it
                      body rather than against it.                              just leave it. Do not cut the cord!!
                   2. Calm the mom. Tell her it will be will!       11. The baby’s head will come out then the
                      During hard labor, especially transition, it is           first shoulder, then the second, then the rest
                      normal for her to feel panicky, anxious, and              will slip out quickly.
                      overwhelmed. In fact seeing these emotions             12. Hold the baby securely with the head at
                      should alert you that birth is imminent.                  a 45 degree angle to allow the fluids to drain
                   3. If you have time get her on a clean surface,              from the nose and mouth. The lower part of
                      clean towels, clean sheets, etc. Being on                 the body, including the feet should be above
                      the floor will be better than a bed or softer             the head. Do not hold the baby by it’s feet
                      surface.                                                  though.
                   4. Try to get her up in a squatting position.             13. DO NOT PULL OT CUT THE UMBILICAL
                      This will shorten the birth canal and gravity             CORD!!
                      will work in her favor.                                14. If the cord is long enough have the mom
                   5. Remind her to breath deeply and push                      lay with the baby on her chest and cover
                      when she feels like pushing. She will                     both with a warm blanket. Keep mom and
                      make loud noises and groans, maybe even                   baby warm.
                      scream. This is more about the work and                15. If the mom is willing to nurse the baby
                      effort involved than the pain, although it is             immediately it is best that she do so. This
                      painful.                                                  will help the body to expel the placenta and
                   6. When you see the top of the baby’s head,                  stops bleeding by releasing oxytocin in to
                      this is called crowning. DO NOT TRAY TO                   the body.

                      PULL THE BABY OUT AT ANY TIME. Reas-                   16. Allow the placenta to be expelled on it’s
                      sure the mom that the baby is about to be                 own. DO not pull it out, to do so could cause
                      born in the next few pushes.                              severe, and life threatening, bleeding. Save
                   7. As the perineum bulges gently support it                  it, the doctor or midwife will want to exa-
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                How to Deliver a Baby at Home (Emergency Situation)

                  17. If you are awaiting the arrival of a doctor,
                    get the mom a drink of orange juice or her-
                    bal tea and rejoice with her while you wait.
                  18. If no doctor is able to get there, wait until
                    the cord stops pulsing completely. There is
                    no need to hurry. Tie it with clean thread
                    about 4 inch from the baby, then tie it off
                    about 4 inches away from the first tie. Cut
                    between the two threads.
                  19. Massage the mom’s abdomen every 15
                    minutes or so, to help the uterus return to
                    size and bleeding to stop.
                  20. Good job!
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