This midwife gets full marks for keeping her hands off the baby’s head and shoulders and allowing the rotation to happen. This is a great teaching video for how the baby naturally turns due to the piston effect of the thickened fundus. So many practitioners pull, twist, and crank on the poor baby’s head/shoulders at this point and it’s lovely to see someone with twitching fingers able to control the need to muck about with a baby.
Unfortunately the magical moment of birth is ruined by putting cloth between the mother and her newborn (skin to skin is IMPORTANT) and then, immediately calling for syntocinon (pitocin) to inject into the woman. The mother is distracted from her moment of connection with the baby and weakly attempts to decline the shot but they are “just” going to give her a “little” injection.
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