Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Last Night..

Well let me share a bit about my shift last night. And noo don't worry. No names will be named!
I had two really nice births. One at 7pm when I first got to work. I walked in the room and the day nurse had just started pushing with mom. So she gave me report and I took over. I'm so glad BTW to be off orientation. (did I mention I'm new at this and only a month old on my own?) I think I am learning more now by having to figure out situations on my own. Oh there are loads of peeps to help me when I need it. Some of my coworkers have worked L&D for over 25 yrs. Whew! Amazing!
So anyway it was an uncomplicated delivery with a sweet baby girl for the reward. Mom did really well, even with her mother and MIL laughing at her side about their labors and "how you won't remember this pain haha". I thought. Shesh. This isn't the time. Mom had some difficulty nursing. Baby didn't have a good latch. But I gave a heads up to the postpartum floor and they would have the Lactation consultant see her in the am.
Next I had a lovely young ladie having her second baby. She was admitted thru our Triage about 3am. 3 cms. Wanted an epidural. LOL oh thats a post for another day. The epidural at 3cms. I must of been superwoman myself lol. Ok another day. Back to my delivery. She went to sleep after the epi and I left her rest, checking in occasionally to make sure they were ok, and doing my strip checks q15min watching the baby closely. At 6:30am, the doctor said to me "Lets do a trial push". I went in to see Mom and she woke up and said she felt like she had to "poop". Sorry folks but thats the terminology of the day for rectal pressure. I said "Great! Time for a baby!" Well about 8 pushes later her darling little girl appeared. This girl pushed with ease and did so so efficiently! The dad cried. I love it when dads cry. It really makes my day. Ok so what great timing this birth was! My relief came in and I reported off. Finished the paperwork, gave the Motrin, did a belly check and congratulated the teary couple. She nursed her baby within 20 mins. of birth. Good job mom! I love my job =)

1 comment:

Boogs said...

Great stories Joanne!!

I hope you are able to keep up with this blogging malarky - I will have to keep checking on a regular basis to follow what you've been up to! ;)

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