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

  1. by   mother/babyRN
    I 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?
  2. by   mother/babyRN
    That 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....
  3. by   deespoohbear
    Heard 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....
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    how very sad. I am sorry to hear this.
  5. by   fourbirds4me
    Originally posted by sbic56
    http://www3.who.int/whosis/menu.cfm?...nguage=english

    Informative link re:maternal death. Interesting to see the numbers worldwide.
    Interesting link... some of those numbers are scary!! Like a 1 in 6 chance of lifetime maternal death. WOW

    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...
  6. by   deespoohbear
    I 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....

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