Best Uterine Fibroid Treatment Doctors & Fibroid Center In Olpe,Kansas
Dr.Yi Manning, MD|
595 Saxton Street
Phone: (124) 877-0780
Business Hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
By Appointment Only: No
Accepts Insurance: no
Practice Areas: Internal Medicine,obstetrical care,obstetrical care
Dr.Arie Richmond, MD
8873 1st Court
Business Hours: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
By Appointment Only: Yes
Accepts Insurance: no
Practice Areas: Internal Medicine,Internal Medicine,obstetrical care
Dr.Kira Britt, MD|
Olpe Fertility Care
751 West Cedar Swamp St.
Phone: (289) 394-0824
Business Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
By Appointment Only: No
Accepts Insurance: No
Practice Areas: obstetrical care,Fertility,Internal Medicine
Dr.Rebekah Bray, MD
Olpe Family Practice
19 Birch Hill St.
Phone: (389) 460-3497
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
By Appointment Only: no
Accepts Insurance: yes
Practice Areas: Internal Medicine,obstetrical care,Fertility
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Postpartum Tutorial Discussion
Hello and welcome to quot;Health for a Lifetimequot; I'm your host Don Macintosh, and today I'm delighted to be talking with Patti Barnes Welcome Patti! Thank you Don Now you are a certified professional midwife, is that right? Correct And how long have you been doing that? About years years. So you've seen a few babies born! How many about? About over now. And do you have children of your own? I have children. And how old are they? Genesis is , and Jason, he's . All right, well great! So you have a wealth of experience as a mother,.
And as a midwife, and with the time as well. You work with a team, I understand, you have some physicians and people that work with you as well where you are practicing. Today we're going to be talking about postpartum care. What does that big word mean? Postpartum care is right after the birth thru weeks, and we do postpartum care on the mother right after delivery. We go back the rd day to check her and the baby again. Then we see her in weeks, and then we would like to see her again at weeks.
So right afterwards, then weeks. days, weeks and then weeks. Okay, got it! You know, one thing before we get into that, you and I were talking and maybe we can just discuss this a little bit. What if someone has had several pregnancies, and maybe the last one or maybe their first one, or whatever it was, was a cesarean section or a Csection, and they want to have a vaginal delivery or a regular birth, can that ever happen? Yes, they are actually encouraging VBACs. They call it quot;vaginal birth after cesareans. quot;.
This was proven in a Flamm Study, . Okay, so it is possible then to have it again. Okay, so does it mean you just naturally have to have another one? Right So, if your physician is a younger OBGYN they're going to be more open to that. Have you ever, as a midwife, delivered someone that was a cesarean before? Yes, but we encourage the VBACs to be delivered in the Just in case there is a rupture. Yes And like we said, it's very rare, but I know they are estimating about $, could be saved a year by giving them a trial of labor, vaginally $, across the nation. okay.
Let's go back to postpartum care. You know, we talked about when it is, days, weeks, and then weeks again, right? Immediately after the birth too. Um hm But what do you do then? What do you do immediately after the birth, and walk us through that; what does it entail? Okay, well immediately after the birth, we check the uterus to make sure that it's firm, and the baby will be nursing right after the birth to contract the uterus. The uterus releases oxytocin, it's a natural oxytocin to cause the uterus to contract.
So that's a hormone or something? Yes, and it causes the uterus to go back to size called uterine involution, back to its prepregnant state. So we check the uterus to make sure it's firm, and check for bleeding; make sure that there is very minimal bleeding. And we make sure that the mother is breastfeeding, the baby has latchedon and they're bonding. Let's go back to that. checking the. what did you call it, the fundus. The top of the uterus is the fundus. And that's the top of the uterus, and how do you make sure it's firm? You just feel the top of the uterus to make.
Sure that it's firm. So, like if I had a uterus, which I don't, which I'm fairly certain, I'd be touching it right up here above my belly button? Well after the baby is born, it's usually about fingers below the umbilicus. Okay, so my belly button. and I just take fingers and below that there should be what there? The top of the uterus. What does it feel like? It will feel just like a hard. I want to say grapefruit or something. Okay, and if it's not there, what do I do?.