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
- 0Apr 25, '13 by Meriwhen Senior ModeratorQuote from BubblesI 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.Do you think your care is better if they know you are a nurse?
Plus, I think they appreciated that I understood what they go through re shift changes, breaks, staffing, MDs, etc.
- 0Apr 25, '13 by TaitQuote from MeriwhenNot 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!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
- 0Apr 25, '13 by SwansonRNI 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!?
- 2Apr 25, '13 by hiddencatRNI'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!"
- 0Apr 25, '13 by squidbillyI 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