Where's the chorus of those who claim that doctors represent "the best and the brightest?"
That doesn't apply to OB/Gyn's.
I kid, kid.
But seriously, there's no reason this OB could have assumed that a 28 weeker would get stuck in the birth canal. It's almost unbelievable that it happened.
Edit: and encouraging mothers to do vaginal delivery, especially when the child is as small as a 28 weeker, is standard practice. Delivering a baby with suction delivery (a giant suction cup placed on the crown of the head and pulling on it, for those that don't know) when they get stuck in the canal is standard practice. That baby must have been REALLY stuck for traction that is sufficient to pull the head off to not be enough to get the baby out. That's basically unheard of even with term babies.
And this is absolutely horrible story that will likely cause me to freak out if I ever see another suction delivery, especially if it's my kid someday.
This post was edited on 10/12 at 7:05 pm