Maternal death..... - page 2
I do not work L & D, or post partum...so my knowledge base for this is nill.... Through our church prayer chain the other day came a prayer request for a young family in our area. A baby was... Read More
Jan 4, '03I ask God every night on the way to work to please give us a safe outcome....Somehow He manages to come through one way or the other most of the time. Such as when there were only three of us working ( one for each area) despite the fact that we had patients on pp and the nursery with a laboring pt....Nothing ever happens in delivery, right?
Jan 4, '03That particular night a we had a good delivery and after I admitted the baby and gave it a bath, a 32 week abruption came in by ambulance, requiring an emergency c/s. Luckily this was all happening just as the day shift was arriving so there were more of us than there would have been ( including the or and pacu and anesthesia) because of that. Good thing, as it was done under general. What might have happened had the timing not been as it was? I shudder to think of what might have been....
Jan 6, '03Heard a little more today about this case. (I want to make it clear that I do not work for the hospital that this happened at, nor am I involved in anyway in this case except for prayer support for the family...) Anyhow....
Evidently there was some kind of problem with anesthesia and/or intubation of the mother...something went terribly wrong....Mother was buried today....baby at home doing well....
Jan 6, '03Originally posted by sbic56
Informative link re:maternal death. Interesting to see the numbers worldwide.
Our maternity book says that in the US the maternal mortality rate in 1992 was 7.3/1000 and that non-white women have a 3 times greater incidence of death.
Pretty Scary stuff...
Jan 7, '03I did find out today that the young woman's family had the courage to donate her organs...hopefully someday her son will know what a treasure his family gave to others....