Yikes, this goes against everything I believe should happen during labor. Yes, I believe that monitoring is great. We need to make sure that the baby isn't under stress. You don't have to be continuously monitored either. Those babies who are monitored 20 minutes out of every hour are just as safe and healthy as those who are continuously monitored. You also don't need the monitors strapped around your belly. They can be held there, or if needed, a doppler can be held to your tummy.
The Labor Pro - scary! Uncomfortable! Invasive! Inhibiting! Please, we need to remember that having a baby is not a medical proceedure that needs MORE technology. It is not a medical emergency. It is an emergence. I am grateful for the medical knowledge that is available to us. This can save lives when complications arise. If there are no complications, then we don't need interventions. So if you want to see a crazy robot machine, check THIS out.
Michel Odent on breech
3 days ago