Lots of Wierd Stuff

  1. We have just had several weird deliveries within a week of each other. Actually two of them were the same night with the same doctor. First we had a vaginal delivery of an undiagnosed gastroscesis (SP?) We are a low risk OB unit so most of us had never seen this before. That baby got shipped out. Same night we had a baby born with fused fingers and toes and inperforate anus. This baby also was shipped out. Then a few days later we had a patient with no prenatal care come in a deliver a 30 week infant. Baby to NICU. Seems inocent enough right. Well 3 hours later the patient got up to the bathroom and found 2 legs hanging out. It was Twin B stillborn. Since she had no prenatal care no one realized she had twins. first placenta came out fine.

    Anyway like I said we are low risk so this is very unusual for us to have so much stuff happen like that in such a short period.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Jolie
    A good example of why an ultrasound is indicated for any patient who presents without prenatal care.
  4. by   emily_mom
    I agree with Jolie. We do routine ultrasounds on any pt w/ no prenatal care or anyone that comes in w/o records from our hospital/clinics. How terrible though....I hope they referred her for some help.
  5. by   dawngloves
    The weird stuff comes in threes!
  6. by   finallyRN
    We had a three so hopefully we are done for a while.
  7. by   kcrnsue
    YIKES!
  8. by   mother/babyRN
    Man!
  9. by   nurseleigh
    I just have to ask, how totally freaked out was the pt when she discovered these legs????
  10. by   RNLaborNurse4U
    Here's one for you.....

    Recently had identical twin #1 (G1) deliver a baby boy, mild shoulder dystocia...2 days later, her sister (an older one) delivered a baby boy (same birthing suite). About 3 weeks later...it's deja vu time!! Identical twin #2 (also a G1) delivered - yep, a baby boy - mild shoulder dystocia (YET AGAIN). Yes, I was the L&D nurse for all three sisters. I asked twin sister #2 "any other sisters expecting a baby soon?" As it turns out, yet another sister is due in January.

    Needless to say, this was part of a very large amish family - 8 sisters and 7 brothers total. And, knowing this culture very well, I will be seeing these twins again in about 1-2 years with baby #2 for each of them!
  11. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by RNLaborNurse4U
    Here's one for you.....

    Needless to say, this was part of a very large amish family - 8 sisters and 7 brothers total. And, knowing this culture very well, I will be seeing these twins again in about 1-2 years with baby #2 for each of them!
    Think it will take it that long? I also live in an area that has a large Amish population too!!

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