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Saturday, October 15, 2011

complications of labour and birth

study study study


amniotic fluid embolism

following references into old obstetric textbooks with pictures of prolapsed uterus with placentas still attached.

knowledge is power.

i've heard that this class is what makes many student midwives terrified at everything that can go wrong. it may have even broke a few faint of heart.

i think that this is having a different effect for me.

i'm fascinated by it all. most of this we will never see. maybe if i were to travel overseas.

i'm grateful that we have access to advanced medical services in north america and that there are doctors trained in these obstetric emergencies.


i also feel that i may be conservative in my practice - specifically in this moment - retained placenta.

is it prudent to internally explore a uterus to identify if it has accreted when it hasn't detached?

should i attempt a manual removal?
risk haemorrhage? infection?

it's all so interesting.

knowledge truly is power.

i love it.


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