Hands on frank breech birth on DHC (PIOG)
I was doing dishes last night and one of the many birthing shows on Discover Health Channel happened to be on TV. This woman arrived at the hospital 2 days before her scheduled c-section because her water broke. She was scheduled because the baby was frank breech. By the time she got to the hospital, the baby was already in the birth canal, so of course they couldn't do the c-section. They were going on and on about how dangerous this was, and how the doctor HAD to help get the baby out quick because this birth was such a huge emergency. They were pretty much ripping the baby out of her. This was the worst thing I have seen on there, It literally made me nauseous. Fortunately, the baby was fine at birth, or at least appeared to be, but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they caused some problems later on down the road. I was in complete shock, and the mother had no clue that anything they were doing was wrong... Poor woman (although she could have done research, but I still feel bad for her, knowing what I know) and especially poor baby!