What do you do if you have to give birth alone?
Hurry! How do you safely give birth to a baby alone????
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A friend of mine had to do it by herself.She had no car and no phone and having hard conractions so she couldnt walk to the neighbors.The key is to stay calm.Get some fresh clean towels or if none are available newspapers..Try to breath through the contraction as well as possible and when you feel a strong urge to push go for it.WHen the baby is out wrap him up in blankets or towels and then go to a neighbors or call 911 if you have a phone.
- momma2mingbuLv 71 decade ago
Remain calm. Call for help.....if having a planned homebirth, call your midwife. If not, call 911.
Get some blankets or towels to wrap the baby up in.
You can try panting and blowing if you feel the urge to push. This can maybe help you not push until you absolutely have to do so.
Support the baby's head as it emerges and DO NOT pull or twist on baby.
As the head emerges, look/feel to see if there is any cord around the neck. If not, then you are OK to push out the rest of the body. If you feel a cord, see if you can slip it out from around the head. Do not push if the cord is around the neck unless you can free the cord!
If the cord should prolapse and start to come out BEFORE the baby, DO NOT PUSH and get on your hands and knees with your head down and your bottom in the air until help comes.
DO NOT cut the cord.
Vigorously pat and rub the baby to help stimulate breathing. You can use your fingers and/or a bulb syringe/suck it out with your own mouth to clear any gunk out of baby's nose and mouth. Have skin to skin contact with baby to keep him warm....cover both of you with a blanket. Start nursing as this will help to contract your uterus and prevent hemmorhage.
Do not pull on the cord. Just wait for the mom to feel more contractions and push the placenta out. Catch the placenta in a bowl so that emergency tech/docs can make sure the whole thing came out.
- 1 decade ago
Call 911. Tell the dispatcher that your baby is coming and that you need an emergency medical squad immediately.
• If your partner isn't there with you, call a neighbor or nearby friend.
• Call your doctor or midwife. She'll stay on the phone to guide you until help arrives.
• Unlock your door so the medical crew and your partner, neighbor, or friend can come in (you may not be in a position to get to the door later).
• Grab towels, sheets, or blankets. Put one underneath you and keep the rest nearby so you can dry your baby immediately after birth. (If help doesn't arrive in time and you forget this step, you can use your clothes instead.)
• If you feel an overwhelming urge to push, try to put it off by panting, using breathing techniques, or lying on your side. Be sure to lie down or sit propped up. If you deliver standing up, your baby could fall and suffer a serious injury. And don't forget to take off your pants and underwear.
What should I do if my baby arrives before help does?
• Do your best to guide him out as gently as possible.
• If the umbilical cord is around your baby's neck, either ease it over his head slowly or loosen it enough to form a loop so that the rest of his body can slip through. When he's fully out, don't pull the cord. And stay where you are until you deliver the placenta, which should arrive shortly Don't try to tie off or cut the cord. Leave it attached to your baby and the placenta until help arrives.
• Dry your baby immediately. Then rest him on your tummy, skin-to-skin, and warm him with your body heat. Cover yourself and your baby with a dry blanket.
• Ease any mucus or amniotic fluid from his nostrils by gently running your fingers down the sides of his nose.
• If your baby doesn't cry spontaneously at birth, stimulate him by rubbing his back or flicking the heels of his feet.
• While you're waiting for medical help, try to get your baby to nurse — but only if you can keep the umbilical cord slack, not taut (sometimes, if the placenta is still inside you, the cord won't be long enough to allow you to bring your baby to your breast). Besides offering him comfort and security — and giving you a chance to see him close up — his suckling will prompt your body to release more oxytocin, the hormone that stimulates contractions, which will help the placenta separate and be delivered. After the placenta is out, keep nursing to help your uterus continue to contract — a well-contracted uterus is necessary to keep bleeding in check. If your baby won't nurse right away, manually stimulate your nipples to release the hormone.
• After you deliver the placenta, firmly massage your uterus by vigorously rubbing your belly right below your navel. This will help your uterus contract and remain contracted.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Someone would only give birth alone if she wanted to hide the fact that she was pregnant and that being the case I would also fear what might happen to the baby should it be born in secret. No one gives birth alone unless they have something to hide. Get help!
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- 1 decade ago
well are you meaning without a doctor or without family round? now your saying alone as in by yourself there isnt anyway... but without family that will be easy becaues tell you the truth i wish it was only me because my mom didnt get along with any of my husbands family so it made it really hard on me and i was stressed out so giveing birth alone isnt all that bad tell you know.
- 1 decade ago
it is not safe at all you will need to call 911 everything needs to be sterilized so you and the baby don't get sick or somthing worse anything could happen better to go to a hospital
- mimegamyLv 61 decade ago
why do you have to be alone? You need a friend or a family member with you. Are you close to me? I will go with you
- LP's Mommy, RNLv 61 decade ago
Why dont you just call 911?
- 1 decade ago
Are u dumb? you cant give birth alone!!! MAN!! *911*
- 1 decade ago
Im sure that would be horrible!! OMG that would probly hurt 2!!