“Meconium in the water; Baby is in danger. We need to get the baby out!”
So many birthing women have heard something similar to this while in labor. There is nothing scarier than hearing baby could be in distress. Without batting an eyelash, you do whatever the doctor says from that moment forward. “Save my baby!” you think. But what if your baby is not actually in danger at all?
You see, current research has disproven the need of immediate alarm that occurs when poop is found in the amniotic fluid. Meconium staining may not only be ‘not scary’ for almost every birth, but it is actually quite normal for babies born between 37-42 weeks gestation. Continue reading