Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim
I teach women to stay off their backs in labor. But until I watched this video I really didn't realize how laying on our backs can cause a common birth "complication" that often times leads to birth injury.
Have your tissues ready and share this five minute segment with every woman and husband you know! Now on to the video...Shoulder Dystocia, Baby's Shoulders Stuck During Birth!...
I've known that one of the big "fears" of homebirth is: "What if the baby's shoulders get stuck?" (shoulder dystocia).
What I didn't know was how our position creates this "problem" and just how simple it is to correct. What's worse, it never occurred to me that some birth attendants fail to deal with it properly and actually injure our babies in the process, audthobillah!
Please, if you're pregnant, watch this video and stay OFF your back in labor and birth! I know I must seem zealous or advosarial to some, but this is really serious and yet so simple to avoid!
May Allah protect us and our babies from iatrogenic injuries (doctor caused). Pay particular attention to Ina Mae Gaskin as she speaks of how to handle a "stuck" baby.