Friday, August 27, 2010

Miracle mum brings premature baby son back to life.....

26 / 08 / 2010 - Miracle mum brings premature baby son back to life with two hours of loving cuddles after doctors pronounce him dead

An Australian mother has told how her touch brought her 'dead' baby 
 back to life.
Doctors gave tiny Jamie Ogg no chance of survival when he was born 
prematurely at 27 weeks weighing just 2lb.
 His twin sister Emily had survived but after battling for 20 minutes 
 to get him to breathe Jamie was declared dead.
 He was handed to his mother Kate so she and her partner David could 
 grieve and say their goodbyes.

 But after two hours of being spoken to, touched cuddled and held by 
 his mother he miraculously began showing signs of life.
 Then after being given breast milk on his mother's finger, he began 
 breathing regularly.
 Kate, who gave birth after a three-hour labour in March, has spoken 
 of how vital 'skin-on-skin' care can be for a sick baby, or 
 'kangaroo touch' as it is known in Australia. 'Skin-on-skin' care is 
when the child is laid on the mother.
 Normally, premature babies are sent to intensive care and she was 
 only given her son to hold because he was thought to have died.
 Telling how the drama unfolded, she said: 'The doctor asked me after 
 the birth had we chosen a name for our son.
 'I said, "Jamie", and he turned around with my son already wrapped 
 up and said, "We've lost Jamie, he didn't make it, sorry."
 'It was the worse feeling I've ever felt. I unwrapped Jamie from his 
 'He was very limp. His little arms and legs were just falling down 
 away from his body.
 'I took my gown off and arranged him on my chest with his head over 
 my arm and just held him.
 'He wasn't moving at all and we just started talking to him. We told 
 him what his name was and that he had a sister.
 'We told him the things we wanted to do with him throughout his life.'
 Jamie occasionally gasped for air, which doctors said was a reflex 
 She added: 'After just five minutes I felt him move as if he were 
 startled, then he started gasping more and more regularly.
 'I thought, "Oh my God, what's going on?" A short time later he 
 opened his eyes. It was a miracle.
 'I told my mum, who was there, that he was still alive. Then he held 
 out his hand and grabbed my finger.
 'He opened his eyes and moved his head from side to side.'
 She said they passed on a message to their doctor insisting Jamie 
 was showing signs of life, but he sent back a midwife with the reply 
 that they were just natural reflexes and that there was no possible 
 way he could still be alive.
 Kate then said to her husband, 'What if he lives?'
 She added: 'I was like, "We could be the luckiest parents in the 
 'I gave Jamie some breast milk on my finger, he took it and started 
 regular breathing.
 'At that point the doctor came back. He got a stethoscope, listened 
 to Jamie's chest and just kept shaking his head.
 'He said, "I don't believe it, I don't believe it".'

 David, speaking to the Australian TV show Today Tonight, said: 
 'Luckily, I've got a very strong, very smart wife.
 'She instinctively did what she did. If she hadn't have done that,  then Jamie probably wouldn't be here.'
 The doctor who delivered Jamie refused to be interviewed for the TV 
 Source: Daily Mail

Why Pushing Is Not Necessary…..

Why Pushing Is Not Necessary…..
Most experienced midwives know and wholeheartedly agree with Marie Mongan’s concept of HypnoBirthing and what Mongan is saying about pushing.

Pushing, not even excessive pushing, but just pushing, can be detrimental in labor, particularly in final stages of labor.
When a woman is taught to push, she is pushing the baby’s body against the opening that is not open yet enough to let the baby through. She is pushing, urging the baby to come out, and the baby’s body and the mother’s body are not yet synchronized in their readiness. While pushing the baby he mother  misunderstands the references she is working with.

What is implied in the HypnoBirthing philosophy is that a woman should listen to her body and wait for signals. For this ability to listen to her body and to “hear” what her body tells her is happening, a woman needs to prepare herself ahead of labor with exercises in relaxation so she can be attuned to her body. In the last stages of labor there will appear the “urge” to push.

In her book HypnoBirthing Marie Mongan suggests that the urge to push is a conditioned response, and midwives know this as reference to the rectal pressure that all women feel, and that many women translate as "an urge to push". They say they feel the pressure and then have an urge to push and then they DECIDE to push with that pressure.

On the contrary, rectal pressure is ONLY RECTAL PRESSURE and should not be interpreted as pushing urges.
We are so conditioned that when we feel pressure on our rectums we must sit down on the toilet. Pushing out the poop is a normal sequence to feeling that rectal pressure.
If you don’t sit on the toilet and push the poop back in, what happens?
Your poop would eventually COME OUT BY ITSELF!!
There is also an element of pleasure associated with doing your number 2. Freud referred to it since very early childhood experiences, when at the age of 3 all children experiment with holding their poop and then letting it out, experiencing a suggested secondary sexual pleasure.

Back to when a baby has moved very low into the moms pelvis she will feel rectal pressure from the baby’s head. First she begins to experience this pressure feeling it at the peak of every surge. Then she begins to feel it during the whole surge, intensifying at the peak. Eventually, the rectal pressure is constant, peaking higher with each surge and her muscles begin to propel the baby downward. It is a REFLEXIVE action. She cannot DECIDE to do it or not. Her body does it, and beautifully. THIS IS WHAT WE ARE WAITING FOR!!!
The trick to pleasure is while she is having those rectal pressure urges, she MUST BE BREATHING, utilizing the HypnoBirthing Birth Breathing.
During the final stage of labor, when experiencing the Urge Surge, mom’s job is to breathe!
Dads! READ THIS: Keep her focused on her breathing, otherwise she may shift her attention to her sensations and then her pleasure will escape.
The intensity of her muscles working may make her breath catch for a moment...this is ok...she should continue to listen to her body and breathe her baby DOWN. Some moms feel that bearing down during the peak of this surge is helpful and feels good (even orgasmic). Other moms feel better if they only allow their uterus to work and they breathe. The important thing is for her to listen to HER WISE BODY and to be given the space and respect to do so. AND BREATHE!

Happy Birthing!