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thread: Just wondering...

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Mar 2009
    Edens Landing, Yes its actually a place
    147

    Just wondering...

    Just wondering why some women request not to be given drugs ie syntocinon to assist with the delivery of the placenta????


  2. #2
    Registered User

    Sep 2008
    Croydon, Victoria
    1,754

    Not sure Leonie, I never even gave it a second thought. I just thought it was hospital policy.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Dec 2008
    Brisbane, QLD
    5,171

    I dont want it because its often unnecessary, and just so the medical staff can get home in time for dinner. I personally dont want unnecessary drugs in my body. It's just not natural, who knows what unwanted, negative effects it could have.
    There are probably medical reasons as well, that since looking into it I've forgotten about. Preggo brain

  4. #4
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

    Jan 2005
    Funky Town, Vic
    7,070

    Cos the bloody thing will come out on it's own!
    All 3 of mine did within 20 minutes of birth, I think its totally unecesarry.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Jan 2009
    hiding under my desk!
    1,432

    yup what lulu said!!
    plus i have my own oxytocin running around my body i dont need the artificial stuff!!

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Oct 2006
    Sydney
    4,081

    Have a read of this article.

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Jun 2008
    Tassie
    2,567

    I also didn't have it with number 2 or 3 and within 15-20 minutes I had got it out without the needle. I thought it was just 'done' but then think about it... what did they do before all these unnecessary needles?? Oh that's right, most of the time the placenta came out ON ITS OWN...

  8. #8
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2006
    Getting to know Brisbane all over again
    2,047

    The article snacks has pointed out to you is awesome and explains all the reasoning. It depends on your Dr though. My Dr insisted on giving the syntocin but agreed to wait until the cord had stopped pulsating (about 2min) before giving it.

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Oct 2005
    North Queensland
    2,528

    Snacks has provided a great article there!

    Most hospitals will have you sign a waiver should you decide not to go ahead with the Managed 3rd stage.

    I will definately be going with a physiological 3'rd stage next time! Learnt my lesson last time!!

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Jun 2008
    Tassie
    2,567

    hehe I had to sign 2 waivers... one for the needle, and one for co sleeping!

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Feb 2009
    2,031

    Well I never had it originally because its a needle! They were dreaming if they thought they'd even get it into the same room with me! LOL. My first Synto needle was because of the PPH after Baby #3. Exactly and only when it should be used.

    Technically I still don't have the synto injection to help with the delivery of the placenta. I insist on allowing it to come out by itself before they are allowed to turn on the Oxy drip because I don't want the placenta or any part of it to become trapped. This time around I am kind of hoping that they will wait to use it only if there is signs of pph (loss goes over 500ml). I am still going to allow the canula anyway - but that can be their "Just in case". *is difficult patient - and damned proud of it!*

  12. #12
    Registered User

    Jul 2004
    5,756

    I didn't have it for #3 and the placenta came out within 15 minutes. I think it is unncessary unless i had have a history of PPH.

  13. #13
    Registered User

    Nov 2006
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    3,094

    Cos the bloody thing will come out on it's own!
    :yeahthat:

  14. #14
    Lucy in the sky with diamonds.

    Jan 2005
    Funky Town, Vic
    7,070

    After the rather short and uncomplicated labour with DD1, I was mortified that someone jabbed me without permission OR warning. I was told what it was for and asked them why, if I managed to squeeze out an 8 pounder all on my own, my body would be unable to do this seemingly small task.
    No answer...ggrrr!

  15. #15
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    Logan
    2,991

    So what if you've had a retained placenta in the past. Is it best to have the syno?

  16. #16
    Registered User

    Oct 2005
    North Queensland
    2,528

    Its recommended esp if you had a PPH w/ a retained placenta.

    Do your research.

    Main thing is to remember that you have a choice!

  17. #17
    Registered User

    Jul 2006
    Logan
    2,991

    I have just read the article Snacks recommended and found it very interesting. After giving birth to DD2 I was put on Oxy drip but it still didn't come out. I have a midwife apt on Wed and I will bring this up with her.

    Sara - Do you know where I can get some more information?

  18. #18
    Registered User

    Oct 2005
    North Queensland
    2,528

    I can email you what I have on it if you like Bek.

    Also, have a read through some of the stuff on the Third Stage of Labour website.

    I'll do a bit of searching in the mean time and see if I can come up with anything else.

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