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AKA The Dragon
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Survival child birthing?

In a survival situation, child birth and difficult child birthing is going to be a reality.
From breach births to premature births in a situation where professional medical facilities are not available or cease to exist.
Does anyone have any info or experience in this situation. I think it goes beyond basic first aid.
I know privacy is needed on this topic.
So please, comments, knowledge, experience please.
 
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a warm towel seems to be what the movies always suggest...?

thats my gratest fear...having to give birth. lol er well not give birth but rather deliver...
 

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In a survival situation, child birth and difficult child berthing is going to be a reality.
From breach births to premature births in a situation where professional medical facilities are not available or cease to exist.
Does anyone have any info or experience in this situation. I think it goes beyond basic first aid.
I know privacy is needed on this topic.
So please, comments, knowledge, experience please.
Dude, child BERTHING would entail where a child would sleep for the night. Most children are small and compact and can sleep in a small area.:D:

For Child BIRTHING , any competent nurse-midwife or emt can deliver a baby. If you have no training, get an EMT manual.
If you want a course in child-birth, you can take a class at The Farm in Tennessee in Midwifery. Not too expensive, nice bunch of old hippies run the place and give the classes.

Read, study, see if you can get a chance to observe a birth in person or at least rent or borrow a good dvd of natural childbirth. (Check with local Lamaze group) Even hang out with a vet when he/she does farm calls. Go during lambing season if you can!
As far as breech births or premature births, it happens. *Blue* babies happen, the cord can wrap around the infants neck, all sorts of things can and will happen.
Women have been having babies for a very long time, whether they had someone present to attend them or not. (My Grandmother had my Uncle at home, alone, and was up in time to fix dinner when my Granddad got home from work!)
 

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AKA The Dragon
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OOPs did spell that incorrectly didn't I?
You're right Lamb, just looking for info to increase the chances of life for mother and child if at all possible.
 

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Survival Childbirthing Resources:

Here are some sites passed on to me by a friend who is a midwife. You’re going to have to wade through a bit of hippie stuff on a couple of them, but there is also some great information on unassisted pregnancy and childbirth. Most of these sites are run by women who choose to birth this way now, rather than going the conventional “medical” route in the hospital, many of them without the assistance of a midwife, even, but all of the information would also be applicable in a true survival situation where you had no choice:

http://www.unhinderedliving.com/childbirth.html

http://www.alternativebirth.org/

http://unassistedchildbirth.com/

http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/#Table


Thedragon, I see you're in Australia; here's an Australian site. Maybe you could connect with these folks for further information:

http://www.purebirth-australia.com/
 
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