I got found out! - page 3

by hiddencatRN 10,101 Views | 42 Comments

I'm pregnant and was dehydrated with a stomach bug so had to go to L&D yesterday for some fluids. I decided to fly under the radar and not out myself as a nurse and just be a patient. My nurse and I were going through the intake... Read More


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    Quote from Tait
    Oh and BTW congratulations!!
    Thanks! Just hit full term and I am ready to go- just need to get the baby on board
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    Quote from hiddencatRN
    Thanks! Just hit full term and I am ready to go- just need to get the baby on board
    I am almost 39 weeks myself and pretty much ready to go lol.
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    Quote from Tait
    I am almost 39 weeks myself and pretty much ready to go lol.
    I was ready to go at 37 weeks myself. At that point, I was over being pregnant and as soon as he could safely come out I wanted him out. He disagreed and took his time
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    Quote from Bubbles
    Do you think your care is better if they know you are a nurse?
    I don't know if I'd say it was better--I'd hope that no matter who or what I was that I'd get the best care they could give me! But I think they definitely communicated with me better and more often--there wasn't a need to "dumb" things down when explaining them to me.

    Plus, I think they appreciated that I understood what they go through re shift changes, breaks, staffing, MDs, etc.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I was ready to go at 37 weeks myself. At that point, I was over being pregnant and as soon as he could safely come out I wanted him out. He disagreed and took his time
    Not to derail this all over the place, but my first was induced at 41 and 2 so I am not expecting anything different this time!
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    I always end up confessing, mostly because I'm young looking I always get asked what high school/college I go to. When I say been there done that, they ask about my major and/or job. It has only negatively impacted me once of the few times it has happened, but that doctor was a jerk! I was getting my pupils dilated and I always have a hard time with eye drops, so I was struggling with opening my eyes and he scolds "listen I know you're a nurse, but I know what I'm doing and you need to let me do my job!" What??? I wasn't even going there, why are you going there!?
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    I've been ready to be done since the start of my third trimester, lol. And it's been downhill from there. It's clearly an evolutionary thing to make us ready to have the baby. I looked in the nursery and saw it full of baby stuff and had two days of panic and "omg I am not ready for this!" and then started to be really, really uncomfortable and sick of sharing my body and am now "let's go, time to get out, OUT OUT OUT!"
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    My ortho doc is from my hospital, so there was no secret there. It was nice, though, as he was able to specifically talk to me about the challenges of bedside nursing with crappy knees - how to stand, move, etc.
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    I have always been open about that fact that I am a nurse when seeking care for myself, mostly because I can't stand being explained things in laymen's terms. I want detailed and accurate descriptions, not to be spoken to as though I'm 10 years old. If I don't understand something I will ask for clarification.

    Also, big congrats and best wishes for healthy baby and happy mommy
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    All my life when I've been in a medical situation, the staff asked me if I was a nurse. No, I do computer programming. Now I gave up and figured they must have all been right and I'm halfway through nursing school
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