I can’t help but wonder if the doctors simply didn’t assess the situation correctly, but either way – I’m happy everything worked out the way it did. Such a lucky baby.
Even if it isn’t as „headline“ lurid as the title suggests, the case shows the relevance of good and early contact between mother and newborn. And that they’re given time.
(I’ve read and heard quite a lot about the labor and delivery conditions in many U.S. hospitals, which seem to be less than optimal (i.e. limited choices to actually have a hospital-independent birth in a midwive-house/birth place), and that scared me a bit… there also seems to be a rising „trigger happiness“ in regards to C-sections – not only there but everywhere – and that also worries me. Childbirth and care are natural processes that – unless health issues arise – shouldn’t be made more complicated than they are. German midwives are currently fighting (against insurance policies) for their right to work as freely as they used to, and I hope there’ll be a good end. So far we’ve had all possibilities for delivery here, and I hope that won’t change. I’m not a feminist but women should be able to choose their preferred birth and receive qualified support (and yes, a good midwife will bring you to the hospital faster than you can say „bradycardia“ when there’s a complication she can’t handle).