dariah 1,505 Views
Joined Oct 15, '11.
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I once came across this gem in the chart of a PCOS patient...
"Pt has hair like a man"
Unfortunately, my hospital is not very conducive to natural laboring. Upon admission, orders go in for everyone to be clear liquids, continuous EFM and toco, and LR running at 125 ml/hr. For any woman to come in with a birth plan is a little bit humorous because if you don't want an epidural, then why did you want to get admitted? That's truly the mentality---don't come in unless you want an epidural or are fully.
Still, we had one birth plan state "in the event of an emergency C-section, I would like my husband and doula to be in the room, the drape lowered so I can see the baby, be able to breast feed immediately and be sewn up with steri strips, not staples." Some people want to sign a waiver for the erythro and vit K, but its against New York State law. One woman decided she wanted an epidural but not an IV, but per anesthesia pts must be bolused with a liter of fluid before they'll place an epidural. So then she capitulated but wanted an 'IV nurse' to start it. Well, the IV team doesn't start until 8am and this was the middle of the night.....
What I don't understand is, if these women do enough research to learn what steri strips and saline locks are, then how come they don't research the hospital's policies to know if that's a place they'd like to give birth?
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