c/s with ONLY local - page 2

by crazylilkelly | 2,894 Views | 12 Comments

One of our l&d RNs (I work pp) left us to become a director at another hospital. After just a few months she came back. Apparently, while she was at that hospital there were 4 c/s in which they did not get anaesthesia & only gave... Read More


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    I am a new nurse and I have no L&D experience so I need to ask if what happened to me was normal. I was 37 weeks pregnant, I had been diagnosed with polyhydraminous (sp?) and my baby's head was not engaged in my pelvis. I was displayed 4 cm when contractions stopped. MD knew that my baby's arm and cord were lined up with my cervix and that a prolapse was expected if my water were to break. Md decided to break my water and see if the cord would prolapse or if I could have a natural vaginal delivery. I was given an epidural for labor just incase I had to go to surgery quickly. Md broke my water and the cord did indeed prolapse. I was rushed to the OR. The anesthesiologist bolused my epidural and they started prepping my abdomen. I told them " I can fell that, I can feel the coldness". No body said anything to me. Next thing I know, the md cut me! I screamed "I can feel that! I can feel everything you're doing!" They didn't stop. They gave me morphine and fentanyl but I still felt the entire surgery. They did not even attempt general anesthesia. Why could someone not have held the baby's presenting part (arm) off of the cord until the epidural kicked in? Why could they not have put me in trendèlenberg until it kicked in? Was there anything else that could have been done to help me?
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    I'm sorry that happened to you. We cannot give medical advice here.
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    Quote from Rfuel
    I am a new nurse and I have no L&D experience so I need to ask if what happened to me was normal. I was 37 weeks pregnant, I had been diagnosed with polyhydraminous (sp?) and my baby's head was not engaged in my pelvis. I was displayed 4 cm when contractions stopped. MD knew that my baby's arm and cord were lined up with my cervix and that a prolapse was expected if my water were to break. Md decided to break my water and see if the cord would prolapse or if I could have a natural vaginal delivery. I was given an epidural for labor just incase I had to go to surgery quickly. Md broke my water and the cord did indeed prolapse. I was rushed to the OR. The anesthesiologist bolused my epidural and they started prepping my abdomen. I told them " I can fell that, I can feel the coldness". No body said anything to me. Next thing I know, the md cut me! I screamed "I can feel that! I can feel everything you're doing!" They didn't stop. They gave me morphine and fentanyl but I still felt the entire surgery. They did not even attempt general anesthesia. Why could someone not have held the baby's presenting part (arm) off of the cord until the epidural kicked in? Why could they not have put me in trendèlenberg until it kicked in? Was there anything else that could have been done to help me?
    As per site terms of service we cannot request or offer medical advice or insight. I am truly sorry for your frightening experience. Thread closed.


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