Sterile Water injections

Talk about your birth plan, ask questions, and share advice.

Moderators: B Michaelson, southernbelle, jessm, 1daysoon, reapage, Honey Bunny, unaffected, maddy, TrebleLily

Sterile Water injections

Postby Iamca » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:50 pm

My midwife was talking about this as a pain management tool for back labour. I guess they do 4 injections on your back under the skin and it helps with the pain. Anyone tried this???
Image

Image

Image
User avatar
Iamca
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 1165
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby specialkel » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:58 am

I remember the midwife who taught my Bradley class mentioning this, but it wasn't offered in the hospital where I delivered and I didn't ask. It definitely sounds interesting. I had killer back labor w/ DD, but in general I'm not too keen on being "injected" with anything. Hopefully someone has had it done and can offer some insight.

ETA: I remember learning in my research that excess fluid given in labor (the mandatory IV when an epidural is in place) is a major contributor to newborn jaundice. I wonder if these water injections would have the same effect?
User avatar
specialkel
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 824
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:00 am

Postby ete29 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:20 am

I had severe back labor with DS and was on a whole different planet. DH and the nurse decided to give me these injections. It had zero affect on my pain levels.

*The amount of water injected is very small, like a vaccination, so it wouldn't cause jaundice.
DS Dec'08
DD Jul'10 dx w/high risk neuroblastoma June '11-became an angel oct '12
Early M/C July '13
DD Jan'15
Image
Image
My Blog
ete29
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 918
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:00 am

Postby Kristyn » Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:19 pm

It had zero affect with me too! I refused it with #2 bc it was a waste of time (and waste of being pricked). Is it meant to be a placebo or does t actually work for anyone??
FORMERLY Krissy26.
I'm 31 DH is 33 (my love of 12 yrs). ALL TWW babies (April '07, June '10 & April '12)! All natural med-free births 2nd and 3rd were home births.

Image

Image

Image
User avatar
Kristyn
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 2463
Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:00 am

Postby Laurina » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:20 pm

I have no idea if this works or not but I've seen it done. They inject a very small amount of water right under the skin and it bubbles a little. Kinda like a TB test.
DH: 29
Me: 27
DD 10/30/2011
Image
Image
Laurina
Hot Mama
Hot Mama
 
Posts: 182
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:00 am

Postby monkeysauce » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:41 am

My hospital offered it too. Unfortunately my back labor had me so out of it that I didn't think to ask for it.

And echoing that it's such a small amount of water, it can't possibly matter. I got 3.5 liters of fluid via IV during my ten-hour labor.
Amelia Bel born 3/16/2011
User avatar
monkeysauce
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 972
Joined: Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:00 am

Postby specialkel » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:53 am

I just found out that there are three midwives at my hospital who now do these injections. At my last appt. I was told that the injections hurt like hell for about 60 seconds, but many women experience up to 2 hours of pain relief from them. I will definitely be trying it this time if I have awful back labor again!
Me: 30
DH: 36
DD1: 4/26/10
DD2: 12/10/11
DS: 11/8/14
User avatar
specialkel
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 824
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:00 am

Postby Susy07 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:27 pm

My midwife never offered this with DS, but I only got a midwife late inthe game so we didn't get to discuss much.

My midwife this time has already offered it when I mentioned the back labour I had with DS. I'm gonna try to avoid it since I know I can do it without, but I'm not super opposed. Doesn't seem like something that would have any side effects...
I'm Susy (27) Dh is Tyler (29)
Baby angel lost at 5 weeks in May 2007.
William Christian. Born Dec 14 2008,
Baby angel lost at 8w4d. Miscarried at 11w1d in Nov 2010.
Rachel Amber, Born Feb 29th, 2012
Baby angel, 9w2d. Partial molar pregnancy, lost Sept 1, 2013
Tessa Breanne born Nov 10, 2014
User avatar
Susy07
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 6658
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:00 am

Postby dizzymariposa2 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:46 pm

I've heard that leaning over a birthing ball is more effective for back labor... off to google! I've never heard of this technique.
Me (24) DP (25)
Gay mama to DD1 '07 DD2 '09 and DD3 '12
TTC (DP!) 2 '15
User avatar
dizzymariposa2
Girlfriend
Girlfriend
 
Posts: 3085
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:00 am
Location: Sunny Midwest

Re: Sterile Water injections

Postby Wrylilt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:35 am

I know a girl who had a 30 hour back labour and she said it didn't help for more than it took to walk back out to the car. Maybe trying to help baby turn naturally would be a better solution?
Advocate of Delayed Cord Clamping.
About to begin Doula & LC course.
Pregnancy Writer and Blogger.
Mummy of two, husband of one.
You may find my articles on 40+ ways to induce labour,
25 signs labour is about to begin, and
how to have a shorter labour relevant.
Wrylilt
Member
Member
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:09 am


Return to Labor & Delivery

cron