Hats off to all L&D nurses, post-partum nurses! :kiss I knew I did NOT belong in those areas which is why I've only "floated" to post-partum on occasion. I did work Newborn Nursery and Pedi, and that was more than enough from that side of the house. (You know...mothers....babies.....kids......OH MY!!!) :chuckle
I remember passing a clot the size of a human liver the day after my first child was born, and all I got from the floor staff (only ONE on duty) was "The Major Nurse will not be in for a couple days, so we'll save it in a jar and refrigerate it until she comes in."
Can you believe that shick??? Two days later she comes to work, checks me out, and says, "You're doing fine, honey. Nothing to be concerned about."
I did NOT get seen by a doctor from the birth of my baby until six days after my baby was born. I had been discharged one day before my THEN spouse had to rush me off to the ER to be examined by some dumb smuck who left the vaginal clamps HANGING on my episiotomy site while he went to fetch the "real doctor".
OUCH....is right!!! I screamed bloody murder. Nothing fancy about having a baby back then.....Oh noooooo!!! I am convinced that I am alive today because my mission on earth isn't over, otherwise, I should have died already more times than I've got kids. :chuckle