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- Feb 1 by SleeepyRNBut I agree to let it go. When she has her baby, maybe she will see L&D nurses do much more than that. Although she won't see behind the walls the nurses monitoring for decels and so on, and the actions THEY take that gets the OBs or CNMs butts in the room to prevent complications
- Feb 2 by yoganursIt's true. Anyone can catch a baby. I've watched completely unprepared fathers catch their baby in their home (for example) plenty of times. Of course, those of us who are trained and have been 'catching babies' for years are much more graceful at it ;-)
- Feb 5 by AnonRNCSecondary apnea, anyone?
- Feb 7 by NellieRN10I was thinking of all the skills we have that allow for easy "catching". Years of fetal monitoring, skills fairs for complications, training for c-sections, BLS, NRP, comfort techniques for moms, even training to prevent tearing in cases of nurse delivery(just mentioning the basics). I don't think that just "anyone" has this training. I find it insulting that this is all condensed down to "catching". No, I'm sorry, I am a skilled professional with years of training and experience in a specialty area of nursing, don't patronize me with simplification of what I do.
- Feb 8 by CrunchRNOver thinking a stupid comment anybody? There are so many day after day. How do you keep up?
- Feb 8 by HeartsOpenWideYep, and how about those that think our job is all rainbows and butterflies?
- Feb 21 by marmellozI think I would have laughed it off and told her "it's a little more complicated than THAT, but yeah, I 'catch' babies, and it's a very rewarding career". Then just blown the rest off. I'd just chalk it up to a lack of understanding on her part. (And a curiousity and dreaminess people have over the realities of our job...and too much TV...lol)