Former Nurse gives birth on train, refuses help

  1. http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/21...board_T+.shtml




    I am a student nurse and I have yet to have any children.
    Question?? Is she just crazy or did Nursing make her crazy?

    :imbar
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   kimmicoobug
    I found it bizarre.
  4. by   Browneyedgirl
    Interesting.....Assuming there are SEATS on the train.....I only wonder why she did not sit on the edge of a seat and catch her baby as it came out.

    As for not accepting help from perfect strangers that you know nothing about.....(risks of infection, etc) well, ????

    But to just stand there and let the child fall to the floor....that's scary.

    Picking up the placenta and carrying on....the docs would have wanted to look at it at the hospital if i'm not mistaken...


    Bizarre that she would let the child fall to the floor
  5. by   colleen10
    Is she just crazy or did Nursing make her crazy?
    -- Nurse Bucky

    :roll

    There are a lot of things "just not right" about this story.

    At first I thought it was supposed to be a light hearted "feel good" story, but found it all rather disturbing.
  6. by   P_RN
    Oh my goodness!!!! That IS something!! I'm pretty speechless.
  7. by   colleen10
    As for not accepting help from perfect strangers that you know nothing about.....(risks of infection, etc) well, ????
    Picking up the placenta and carrying on....the docs would have wanted to look at it at the hospital if i'm not mistaken...

    But to just stand there and let the child fall to the floor....that's scary.
    Brown eyed Girl

    Exaclty...............I can see the reasoning for doing some of the thing that she did do since, as a nurse, she was probably the most competent person there. But the description of the child falling to the floor and her just "staring out the window" and not accepting help even after the birth, it's just weird.
  8. by   babs_rn
    Yep. She's nuts.
  9. by   jemb
    That is bizarre!

    According to the story, her mother indicated that she may have had problems in the past. Sounds like she was having a rough time. Unless she was the manager, living at a Motel 6 with 2 kids had to be way down on the list of choices.

    Not really sure that she was a nurse, either-- news reports often refer to someone as a "former nurse" even if the person only worked for a month or so as a nurses' aid or a home care assistant, and may have had no medical training at all. (Sometimes not very good publicity for nurses!)
  10. by   nursebucky
    My sister had a baby (my nephew) and he 'fell' out onto the carpet, but she didn't react so nonchanlantly and uncaring and then my nephew (who hit the floor) who is now 20yrs, his girlfriend had her baby in Walmart the same way. She screamed to get help, even though he was out. Both times, we tried to catch the babies being born.

    This ladies sister said she has these 'spells' and it is sad that now her kids or in 'temporary' custody...
    I wonder who is the father of this child???? geez
  11. by   Katnip
    At least now she's getting a psych eval that will hopefully get to the root of those "spells."

    Like jemb said, living in a Motel 6 is not a good sign that she was making a good salary.
  12. by   Mint Julip
    That truly is bizarre. I cannot believe that she allowed that poor baby to fall headlong onto and across a filthy train floor. If her logic for refusing help was fear of infection then she is softer than I thought. Even if all of the seats were occupied I'm positive that someone would of given theirs up to her. She obviously is not mentally stable. I'm curious as to what the outcome of this story will be.
    Last edit by Mint Julip on Jul 31, '03
  13. by   twarlik
    :chuckle
    I posted the same article in the break room right after you! Just realized. Woops!
  14. by   salvati08
    That is very strange. I wish my baby would have just "fell" out of me when I delivered. That almost seems unreal. What a weird lady.

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