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whats the name of the injection to help deliver placenta?

(15 Posts)
juice Fri 26-May-06 14:16:01

as thead asks. is it common for the midwifes to use this or do they expect you do deliver it naturally
ta xxx

tissy Fri 26-May-06 14:18:09

syntocinon, I think

TheMammy Fri 26-May-06 14:18:13

Is it Oxytocin?

TheMammy Fri 26-May-06 14:19:03

I think I've got it mixed up with something else.

schneebly Fri 26-May-06 14:19:35

syntometrine - close tissy!

schneebly Fri 26-May-06 14:20:03

It is usually used unless you ask not to.

tissy Fri 26-May-06 14:21:05

er, actually, Syntometrine .

I was close!

Littlefish Fri 26-May-06 14:23:35

I put in my birth plan that I was happy to have the injection. It was actually my midwife who suggested that we wait and see how the labour went. If everything went well, and I had a natural delivery then she suggested I might like to think about delivering the placenta naturally. I didn't have the injection, and delivered the placenta really quickly and easily.

juice Fri 26-May-06 14:25:12

cheers ladies

kayzed Fri 26-May-06 22:11:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Thomcat Fri 26-May-06 22:16:21

I din't have it, wasn't offered, but had a home birth with DD2 and really can't remember with DD1, don't think I was injected with her either though.

expatinscotland Fri 26-May-06 22:18:07

i had it and it hurt like hell.

MrsDoolittle Fri 26-May-06 22:22:19

I had it first time but I would'nt have known only for the whopping great bruise I had next day.

Second time I had to get out of the pool to deliver the placenta. I was given the choice after ds was bron in the pool. I decided to get it over and done with.

kayzed Fri 26-May-06 23:04:52

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PinkTulips Mon 29-May-06 12:52:10

make sure you tell them before the birth when your more clear headed if you don't want it. had a drug free birth and had planned a natural third stage but mw injected me without asking before i realised what she was up to.... too busy watching dd. really annoyed me and i had a PPH which i'm convinced was because of the bloody jab

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