Quote from Dayray
-this is a response to the male L&D nurse thread
First there are several posts by a lady that feels that birthing is a spiritual thing. She also feels that it is a time for bonding among women. I very much agree with this statement and I'm happy that she has been able to find this among her caregivers....
Childbirth is a time of bonding for women? Get over it! (Whoever she/they are) I had 6 healthy babies and I would have killed for a male nurse.
In my experience (3 different hospitals in 2 different areas of the country) female nurses make every effort to tell the mother they know all about it and mom is only there for the nurses convenience through it all. After all, how can they be L&D nurses without a mommy?
With my 4th baby, a nurse insisted I was not in labor...As I was getting ready to give up arguing with her my son presented a foot. (single footling breech) I had told her repeatedly there is something not right with this labor. She repeatedly told me it's not labor.
With my 6th, a nurse came in (I called and said it's time) took a look and announced I have plenty of time...no place near delivery. She left the room. I told my husband to go get somebody. Just that quick he left. A MD just happened to be walking by the room at the time. He "found" my already delivered baby in my arms.
With my 3rd, my first husband had died when I was 6 months along. They avoided me like the plague, I did cry a lot. Wanted my baby, but wanted his daddy to and the emotions of the day did not permit me to get things straight.
Oh yea, I hear ya on that bonding crap.