Every nurse has experiences that they never forget....shoulder dystocias are some of those experiences. Not going to go into detail....but all 7 nurses and the doctor were shaking pretty bad after a very cute and chubby baby destined to be a linebacker came out safe and sound. Scenarios like that are what put lots of things into perspective:
~the high acuity of what I get to do every night
~the great teamwork we have as a unit
~and why home birth is such a bad idea in my book!
This mom didn't push very long, nobody would have guessed after a recent sono showed a <7# baby that he'd be a tight fit!! If this mom had tried to deliver at home, the outcome would not have been good.....for her or baby.
On a less tense note...I got to deliver a baby for one of my friends from church this week. Those are so fun! Not only do I get to help Mom and Dad welcome their new baby but I get to watch her grow up over the next couple years. It's like a premature ending when I deliver a baby and then move them over after 2hrs and maybe see them one more time. I don't usually get to see the "continuing project" over the next few years! This is the fun way to do it!
It feels like maybe our crazy summer is winding down. The last few nights at work have been a little more relaxed. Several deliveries, but not the crazy non-stop, no more rooms, no more nurses pace we've been running all summer. A total of 339 babies in September! Waiting for the 2 sets of triplets to come in any day this month.....
Babies this Month:1m
Babies total: 111M/122F = 233
Vag:82M/94F = 176
C/S: 29M28F = 57
Babies 'caught' = 2f1.5m