C-section #1: elective c/s offered for method of delivery. Patient accepted. (grrrrr)
C-section #2: primip who pushed for 3 hours. Failed vacuum.
C-section #3: primip who pushed for 3 hours. Failed vacuum.
Amazingly enough, the failed vacuum (both patients) did not need an extra hand from below to push the baby's head up out of the pelvis during the c-section. This is common to have to do when mom has been pushing for so long, and the baby is very low in the pelvis.
**The hand from below is the circulating nurse - pushing the head up out of the pelvis during the c/s so the surgeon can lift the baby out through the abdominal incision.