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(International Business Times)   Mom dies, gives birth, then gets brought back to life   ( divider line
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2013-05-22 07:07:52 PM  

strangeluck: hardinparamedic: strangeluck: Would the AED have caused any damage to the baby?

When I took a CPR /AED class, they never said what to do if the person is pregnant. Actually they never told us if we need to do anything different for female patients at all.

One guy afterwards asked if you leave the bra on, or take it off for using the AED, no one knew the answer.

For laypeople, no. You are posing no risk to the fetus if you are using an AED because you can't get much worse than mom dead. Remember that before the child comes out that the mother is providing the majority of the circulatory support for it through the umbilicus. Also, the fetus is in distress long before the mother herself demonstrates distress.

Don't second guess, do CPR and use the AED. There are some things a trained responder might do different, but that's above a layperson level.

Also, the best practice is to cut off all clothing off the chest, bra included. You won't have anything hindering CPR or pad placement in that case.

Awesome, good to know.

If you can't readily remove the bra for some reason, don't worry about it catching fire. MythBusters managed to make it do that, but only under rather unlikely circumstances.
2013-05-22 07:16:33 PM  
Bless her with salt.
Bless her with stone.
Bless her with steel.
2013-05-22 07:21:40 PM  
Friggin teachers will do anything to get out of working.  I bet she had enough "sick days" to actually recover in a hospital while getting PAID to lay there and do nothing.  I'd also be willing to be the local union thugs insured that hospital stay was paid for by the taxpayer.
2013-05-22 07:27:41 PM  
So the kid was born an orphan and then not? Sounds awfully 666 to me.
2013-05-22 07:37:09 PM  

hardinparamedic: CPR doesn't work like that - most people who get it and have a ROSC, like 99.95% of them - will not "get up", let alone dance a jig. In fact, they'll most usually be in a coma and require continuing support as a result of reperfusion syndrome and the shock to the brain from loss of blood flow (O2 and glucose). In fact, this is the reason we put them on ice now, and cool them down to 33-34 deg. celsius.

This is the reason that they have you immediately resume CPR after defibrillation with an AED now. Even if you did convert them into a perfusing rhythm, the first minute or two of cardiac output is ineffective at perfusing the brain and myocardium usually, and the heart muscle takes time to recover.

Unless you have someone who is johnny on the spot - i.e. they have an implanted cardioverter/defibrillator, or someone has them already on the pads and immediately recognizes and cardioverts a lethal rhythm - they're probably not going to be conscious and screaming at you to stop pushing on their chest.

Geez, I bet you're a barrel of laughs at your local Fark meet.

/i keed
2013-05-22 09:00:56 PM  
I'm very happy for the parents and the baby, I'm very happy everyone is ok.

That said......

I'm sure she'll be beautiful.
2013-05-22 10:59:47 PM  
A mom who can truly give the 'death stare'.
2013-05-23 12:33:32 AM  

Banned on the Run: She was not dead. Dead is dead.

Even "dead" isn't all the way dead.
2013-05-23 01:24:34 AM  
Growing up, every time my dad even thought I was being disrespectful to my mother, he'd toss the old "She could have died giving birth to you!" routine.  I used to feel guilty about that until I got older and learned that Mom was never in any danger giving birth to me or my two siblings and that Dad wasn't even there when I was born.

OTOH, my daughter did run a real risk when her twins were born, almost four years ago.  She had pre-eclampsia and was in hospital for a week on bed rest before they were born by C section.  She gained 30 lbs in fluid weight in one week before they were born and her BP was way up.  On top of that, the pre-eclampsia came back after she was home and she ended up in hospital for another week before that resolved.

She put on 80 lbs with the twins and has lost it all and is looking pretty good now.
2013-05-23 09:22:03 PM  
Guaranteed to be in an episode of Grey's Anatomy next season.
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