preterm- breathing on own at 18-19w - page 2

by Lanesmama

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I am a nursing student. Just started OB rotations which I was so excited about! My first day I was placed in L&D... while there, ED called saying they needed L&D nurse to assist with stillborn delivery. Nurse went down,... Read More


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    Quote from Lanesmama
    I know it was so other people in the hospital couldn't see this fetus who wasn't fully developed but I think instead of covering his head, he should have been in an isolette covered and wheeled up from ER or something.
    An isolette wheeled up from anywhere draws a great deal of attention from visitors, staff and patients. It was much better to have him wrapped in a blanket and carried. Hopefully the nurse didn't carry him like a football but instead cradled him.
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    Where in the heck are dead babies left in dirty utility rooms?! That sounds so bizarre, and so sad...
    DawnJ and grownuprosie like this.
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    Quote from Sugar Magnolia
    Where in the heck are dead babies left in dirty utility rooms?! That sounds so bizarre, and so sad...
    exactly what I was thinking!
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    Quote from grownuprosie
    exactly what I was thinking!
    We do it. Not the most ideal but you can't leave a dead body in a clean utility and the baby has to be close for mom and dad to have access if they want baby brought back into the room. Then we shroud them in dirty utility and bring them to the morgue.
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    Libran, that word, "baby-dignity" put a lump in my throat; just imagining a little baby mustering all the dignity he posesses to make it or pass peacefully made my eyes water. Some days when I think of my dream of working L/D or NICU, I think of fetal demise and know I could not just handle it. I admire and respect you nurses that work these units!


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