Picture of Posterior Baby Holding Doctor’s Hand While Emerging

by Mrs. BWF on November 3, 2011

A BWF mama sent in this picture of her little girl’s birth (a VBAC for mama) last year. She was born posterior and as she was emerging, her and the doctor held hands. It is graphic, but so worth sharing.


The mama shares,

“My first baby was born via emergency c-section after I dilated to 10cm with just gas and air, he was posterior presentation too but brow first. My midwife was fantastic and helped the doctor try to move him into a better position but his heart rate dropped and they had to get him out.

I knew with #2 from the start I wanted to try again with a VBAC and even tried acupuncture to try and turn her to the right position before birth as we knew she was in posterior too. Fortunately though her heart rate stayed perfect and she didn’t come brow first.

They had all sorts of monitors and things attached, but I think that is a catheter they had put in because they could see I was torn pretty bad and may of needed surgery to repair but I didn’t. The doctor ended up stitching for close to 2 hours but he stopped it! Little miss’ hand was under her chin and that is what caused most of the tearing. Took a long while – 2hours and 17mins to push her out, but I got there in the end.”

*Edited to add this pic of mom and baby after the birth.

And this picture I am adding so I can post this on FB and it not get removed!

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