Girl gives birth in chatroom,talking to me! - page 3

I had the most unusual thing happen to me this morning.:eek: I don't know if I did everything right, but I did the best that I could. It was about 6 am, I was on a parenting website, in a... Read More

  1. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Nice that you put yourself out there to try and help, but the only thing she was trying to give birth to was an urban legend.

    I'm no expert in OB certainly, but from what I have seen of ones demeanor while in labor...............well let's just say they don't seem to be able to hold a conversation. Typing one would seem impossible.

    Thrashing a keyboard like Godzilla destroying a tank on his way through Tokyo is more the visualization I have
  2. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur

    Thrashing a keyboard like Godzilla destroying a tank on his way through Tokyo is more the visualization I have
    :roll
    How about taking keyboard and bashing it over hubby's head while yelling, "You did this to me you bastard!!"
  3. by   ShelleyERgirl
    Originally posted by dawngloves
    :roll
    How about taking keyboard and bashing it over hubby's head while yelling, "You did this to me you bastard!!"


    Woman, you just made Diet coke come out my nose!!
    Too funny!!
    :roll :roll
  4. by   Audreyfay
    I looked to see if I could find this story on the Urban Legends internet site and couldn't. If you are ever wondering if a story is urban legend or not, take a look at snopes.com. Interesting to read!
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    Peeps, not everyone can't hold a conversation in labor. Occasionally you get a person who is in excellent control..THOSE are the ones that scare me..At least with someone writhing around and writing new swears, I tend to KNOW where she's at with regard to labor! Give me a screamer every time!
  6. by   RN2007
    First of all, Annagray was not "had", Anna just acted compassionately to help someone who seemed to really need someones help. However, I do think this can be a learning experience for Anna and the rest of us who have not encountered this type thing online, because since we are either currently RNs or wanna be nurses, we do have potential liability, therefore the absolute best thing to do in this type situation is to tell the person to call 911 stat and/or if they are not able to call, have them give you their phone # and address and tell them you will call 911 to go to their home immediately. I am sure we all want to help as much as possible but we cannot at the cost of our futures. But Anna, kudos to you for trying and helping. You are a very sweet and kind person...
  7. by   dawngloves
    Originally posted by RN2007
    we do have potential liability,
    There is no liability involved in not helping a woman give birth in a chat room.
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    I agree that it is always the right choice to help even if you think you might see trouble from it later. An argument could be made using a ruling on a good samaritan law's application after all.

    However..............

    Scumbag lawyers are a most resilient lot. This person may even be one.

    We will choose to be kind first.
    Criminals will choose how to manipulate the kindness of others as their fist reflexive thought.
    Those who are kind people, will always err on its side regardless of the outcome. Anagray, I always want to err on the same side.
  9. by   dawngloves
    I was just truing to imagine the court dockett!

    State of AOL
    vs
    Anagray

    Charged with negligence in virtual birth!
    Sentenced to one year without an ISP!
    :lol
  10. by   nimbex
    :roll
  11. by   Anagray
    <<State of AOL
    vs
    Anagray

    Charged with negligence in virtual birth!
    Sentenced to one year without an ISP! >> lol

    No, really. You are all right, it was definitely a good learning experience. It is unlikely I will do something like that again lol
    I guess all the mud I was dragged through during my lifetime did not take away from my naivety. Oh, well. Its better than becoming a cynic.
    Thanks for the kind comments
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    post edited out, see below for what I meant to say.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jun 14, '03
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
    I agree that it is always the right choice to help even if you think you might see trouble from it later. An argument could be made using a ruling on a good samaritan law's application after all.

    However..............

    Scumbag lawyers are a most resilient lot. This person may even be one.

    We will choose to be kind first.
    Criminals will choose how to manipulate the kindness of others as their fist reflexive thought.
    Those who are kind people, will always err on its side regardless of the outcome. Anagray, I always want to err on the same side.
    Good post. Erring on the side of kindness is the best, but you need to be PRUDENT when so doing.

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