It has been a long time since I have posted, but I am curious about what other facilities do with the long-term antepartum patients. We have a high-risk antepartum patient who is on continuous monitoring and mag, expected to be here for the next 6 weeks, we do not have a high-risk antepartum ward, though I'm not sure if she would qualify for that even if we had one because of the extent of her monitoring requirements, (she is essentially a 1:1 patient). So how do you handle these patients and bed placement? We have an antepartum room on our floor that is basically a closet with no windows, it is okay for people here for observation, but terrible for anyone staying a while. We moved her into one of our LDR suites with a window, however because of patient census, she has had to be moved twice back and forth between the antepartum room and a labor room. As one of her primary nurses, I have really struggled with this. She feels (and I tend to agree) that the physicians are putting other patients ahead of her when they shuffle her around. It has made her already extremely stressful situation much more so. So many things are outside of her control and we are adding to that with moving her around so she cannot get settled in anywhere. The physicians and other powers that be will do anything to avoid sending other patients to other facilities, so as soon as we get full, she is the person who gets moved to accomodate the incoming labor patients. We are expecting an absolutely crazy December, so she is likely to have to keep moving. Do any of you have policies in place about these types of patients? I have gotten my manager involved, but I feel like I am swimming upstream, just about everyone, other nurses included, seems to think it is perfectly okay for her to just have to keep moving rooms. Thanks in advance for your input!