I got to catch a baby today....What a great feeling.. WHOHO!

  1. Sorry had to share that with everyone. Nothing like getting the sweat pumps running and your heart racing.

    With the father of the baby over my shoulder shouting, UM, WHERES THE DOCTOR! hehe.

    Andrew, " Sorry sir, please take a deep breathe with me, because I need one to! We dont have time for a doctor and whoho heres a head. Would you like to cut the cord new dad?"

    Okay, off my little box.


    Sorry, this doesnt happen very often in a military hospital, well because military doctors are usually always in house so it was great!


    Take care all.

    Andrew
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  3. by   mark_LD_RN
    it is a great feeling , I delivered 2 this week,one last night was a walkin pt came in complete with bulging bag. moved her to bed she ruptured i delivered it with one push, was nuchal cord X3 and tight doc walked in right as i delivered head he said go ahead and finish you doing great so far. at least that was my one bright spot of the whole night the rest of the night sucked to say the least.
  4. by   labornurse
    I delivered one last week. After the epidural was in, checked her at 8 cm. Called the doc and began to set up for delivery. About a min after I started set up, she says I have to push NOW!!!. Pulled back the sheet just in time to catch the baby. Doc walked in just as the placenta was delivered. Apgars 9/10. Thats what I call a good day.
  5. by   anitame
    Congrats!! Congrats!! Congrats!!!
    What an awesome feeling. I delivered my first about 2 months ago. Gave me the energy boost to continue school toward being a CNM. I always knew I wanted to do it eventually but the feeling of that baby in my hands, WOW. Undescribable. I'm in love with L & D all over again!
    Anita
  6. by   sbic56
    Andrew_LandD
    There is nothing quite like it is there!? One of the best rushes life has to offer, isn't it? Best of luck in your midwifery endeavors. The world always needs more great midwives!
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    It IS a good feeling. Get this, I caught a baby on MY BIRTHDAY at the end of June. WOW is THAT powerful! Yea, as long as the outcomes are good, it is great! I hate messing w/preemies tho and being in a community hospital; the doctors have to be brought in, which leaves us to handle things a while til they make it. It is a really cool moment,tho, when you do get to catch a baby, put it on Mom's chest and help them bond in an unhurried way. I would love to be a midwife one day, but not sure I could handle the hours away from my family. Enjoy that high, Mark!
  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Andrew_LandD
    Sorry had to share that with everyone. Nothing like getting the sweat pumps running and your heart racing.

    With the father of the baby over my shoulder shouting, UM, WHERES THE DOCTOR! hehe.

    Andrew, " Sorry sir, please take a deep breathe with me, because I need one to! We dont have time for a doctor and whoho heres a head. Would you like to cut the cord new dad?"

    Okay, off my little box.


    Sorry, this doesnt happen very often in a military hospital, well because military doctors are usually always in house so it was great!


    Take care all.

    Andrew
    CONGRATULATIONS ANDREW!!!!! LOVE YOUR EXCITEMENT! :kiss
  9. by   Dayray
    Whoot wat to go.

    I got to deliver one once with the doctor walking me threw it even got to mighty vac.

    I also got to deliver one on an ambulance in route to the hospital.

    both were fun but I think I liked the one with the doc more
  10. by   mark_LD_RN
    the greatest delivery ever for me was when i delivered our babies. I plan on delivering your next one also! it is something i will never forget.

    i also got the honor recently to have one of my coworkers ask me to be her nurse and deliver her baby when she is here. of course i agreed her doc thinks it is great. she has seen me deliver a few babies and said she really thinks i do a great job. she really likes my track record so far i have never had a pt i delivered need one stich. of course she hopes my trend is still going in 2 months when she delivers.
    Last edit by mark_LD_RN on Aug 3, '02
  11. by   Andrew_LandD
    Mark, bud,

    You sound like a great L&D nurse and we would be honored for you to come out and deliver our next baby. Just you have to get to California.

    Heh!

    Anyway, thank you all for your kind words. I actually got to catch another tonight. 2 moms went from 6 to complete and +2 in like a half hour and our doc was like 15 minutes out. Anyway, the coolest part about it is this....

    One of them was my patient from the day shift, and we had really bonded well. Watched Trading Places while she was in labor, got to know thier families, etc. just an awesome couple. Then end of shift came, and damn she was only 8 cm. So I finished my charting was getting ready to head to the lockerroom to change and I heard shes COMPLETE! So I didnt change, then bam, she's +2. So I went in there to help the oncoming nurse. And got to deliver the baby! WHOHOX2. You know I havent cried in a long time, I have to admit tonight when the dad came over to me hugged me crying. I had to shed a tear. Damn hate admitting it, but it felt good.

    Alright. So! Take care all!

    God I love my job to Mark!

    Andrew
  12. by   rdhdnrs
    Cool!!! There's nothing like the feeling of a hot, slippery little baby shooting out into your arms! I love it.
  13. by   mark_LD_RN
    andrew what part of california are you from? I have been to california 2 times when i worked as a traveler. it was not exactly what i thought it would be like.

    Thanks for the compliment, wish i was in Cali, i would be glad to assit in the delivery of your baby. I may have one of my own to deliver in 36 weeks or so,

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