Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Do doctors or nurses push down on your stomach during a contraction? If so, why?

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:25 PM on Nov. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (14)
  • No, they never did.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:26 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • They didn't on me until after the birth to push out the afterbirth then later to knead the uterus down
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:27 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • mine didn't either
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:27 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Mine did gently to feel how hard my stomach got I think lol I don't know
    Heidikans

    Answer by Heidikans at 11:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • That would only be done in an emergency and usually never in a hospital. The only time it is routinely done is in the immediate time following the birth to A) expell the placenta...or B) encourage good contraction of the uterus to stop hemmorhage and /or encourage evacuation of the uterus post birth if bleeding has stopped or slowed too much.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:32 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • They shouldn't, as far as trying to push the baby out. That's incredibly dangerous. But they may try to feel how tight your stomach is getting during a contraction, which is totally different. Post partum, they will "massage" (in the most uncomfortable sense of the word) your abdomen to help your stomach contract and stop the bleeding (lochia).
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:34 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Never did for me...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:36 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Not to push the baby out, but to push the placenta out, yes. It hurts and I wouldn't recommend allowing that to happen.
    MommySteph06

    Answer by MommySteph06 at 11:37 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • I think I would smack someone if they tried that with me! It's very dangerous, and not the way birth should go. A mother's body does NOT need help pushing a baby out like that. The mother's body WILL push that baby out on its own, given time, and without being on a doctor's time schedule!
    MyGiftsFromGod

    Answer by MyGiftsFromGod at 11:37 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • No.
    !!
    Why would they??
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 11:40 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN