Teen C-sections - page 2

does it seem that a lot of teen agers have to have c-sections. i work on pp and was wondering if someone on l and d could enlighten me. someone said that they just don't want to push. is that... Read More

  1. by   GAstudent
    I wish that people here read every post. I did say that I did not intend to make it sound that way. I was not getting mad and I know that facts are facts. I was taking it easy. Seems that people here also jump the guns on everything that is said and dont read all post.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Ok whatever. Peace out, GA. I don't have time to fight with you. No harm intended here, by anyone.
  3. by   keeper
    I'm wondering if a lot of it is due to the typical diet of a teenager. It's a generalization, but most teens have pretty poor diets, and some complications (actually, I think a lot) can be averted with proper nutrition.

    I live near a polygamous community and have a friend who works as a post partum aide at their midwife run birth center. The average marriage age of these girls is 16, but the rumor is that it's sometimes as young as 13 or 14. I know some women transfer to the larger city for complications, but their transfer rate is actually quite small. It makes me wonder about immature pelvic structures when so many teens there are having babies without the problem of CPD.
  4. by   mark_LD_RN
    Keeper you know it all depends on the pelvic structure and the size of the baby. I recently had a 10yr old pt that actually delivered vaginally. I kinda think it would have been better if she had a c/s. she had 4th degee extension and numerous laceration and swelling you would not believe. all to deliver a 6 Lb baby
  5. by   ShandyLynnRN
    OMG! Is ten even considered a teenager?? TEN! Sheesh! Please tell me that poor girl gave that baby up for adoption. I cannot even imagine having a baby at 10. I wasn't even *able* to have children until I was 14. God, ten. That's so sad.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by lindaisanurse
    ...and the fact that many teenage moms are VERY unprepared for labor and delivery - they get their instruction from soaps and TLC - not willing to notice the difference between TV and life.
    Uh oh.... I feel a B-I-N-G-O coming on.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    This was your first post....

    Originally posted by GAstudent
    I want to say that when I was 16 I became pregnant. I was in the 10th grade. I was in labor for 20 hours and had been given the option of a c section because my son was turned on his side. I choose the other option of turning and pushing in order to get him to turn. Finally he turned the right way. By 19 hours he was not coming (not to mention the the epidural was wore off. I am only 5'3 and 120 lbs carrying an 8lb 11oz 22 inch child.) My doctor said lets push a little more. I was like what can it hurt. She later said I really had no option put to continue pushing. Finally an hour later he came.

    I do agree that it can be that the pt is immature and has little support. I got married at 17 and had my son. I got pregnant again at 17 (four months after my first son was born) and delivered him easily. I had support from family friends, husband, and school.

    All I really want to say is please nurses give the teens as much comfort as you can. Let them know they are ok. and let them know the differences in after affects of c sections and vag. deliveries. But please please please don't look at all of them as just sex machines who can't keep their pants on and that they wont take care of the child. I am now 19 and a mother of two boys ages 1 1/2 and 2 1/2. My 2 1/2 can count to 25 in English and 15 in Spanish. He can say half of his ABC's (he has not yet mastered them all). He says please and thank you. We are working on Yes Mam and No Mam and Yes Sir and No Sir. He is not perfect he has bad habits also. One day he heard me call someone Stupid (road rage) and he started calling people Stupid. I think he has quit now. But I have goals like everyone else. My husband and I are building a house, I am a CNA, and I attend school for my RN.

    Just don't look at all teens as bad parents. PLEase. There are woman and men in their 20's , 30's and 40's who can't raise children because they just don't want to. They just want to have sex. I think that age does not make a mother or father, what makes a mother is love. Included in Love is goals, ambitions, hopes, dreams, laughter, caring,, etc...
    Then you said this.....

    Some people look at me when I am shopping with my kids and give me mean looks
    Hmmmm.... do you think the looks people give you and the constant stigma associated with teen motherhood are what taints your view of every thought and sentence here, and makes YOU jump to conclusions???? NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON here alluded to the things you think we did. The conversation wasn't even heaed in that direction. We were talking about the impact of physical and emotional immaturity on the labor process. And because of your sensitivity, YOU jumped to conclusions.

    I too was a teen mother, and I've learned to let it go. To not be pissed and pick every little statement apart as a personal attack. I have way more important ways to channel my energy, like raising my child. I know what kind of parent I am, and so does he, and that's all that matters.

    Heather
  8. by   GAstudent
    Heather,:

    Did you read where I said "I am sorry if I sounded like I thought nurses did look at teens that way. I just wanted to make sure. " and I also said "Sorry to have sounded the wrong way. Thanks for not looking at all teens that way. " I also said that I have not seen a post on this yet and wanted the nurses in this post to read it. I just wanted to say it because I thought this was a good time to say it.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    Keeper you know it all depends on the pelvic structure and the size of the baby. I recently had a 10yr old pt that actually delivered vaginally. I kinda think it would have been better if she had a c/s. she had 4th degee extension and numerous laceration and swelling you would not believe. all to deliver a 6 Lb baby
    10???? in the name of all that is holy, I have to wonder WHY a 10 year old is in such a traumatic and horrendous situation....what doctor would put her thru this? Mark this is horrifying to me as a nurse and a mom of a 10 year old boy. Good lord what is this country coming to?
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Uh oh.... I feel a B-I-N-G-O coming on.


    B I N G O!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by GAstudent
    Heather,:

    Did you read where I said "I am sorry if I sounded like I thought nurses did look at teens that way. I just wanted to make sure. " and I also said "Sorry to have sounded the wrong way. Thanks for not looking at all teens that way. " I also said that I have not seen a post on this yet and wanted the nurses in this post to read it. I just wanted to say it because I thought this was a good time to say it.
    Yup. Only you said it all after you blew up and accused us of saying things we didn't. I understand the personal feelings you have about this, but it isn't always you against the world. If you would have just read what we were saying clearly and without your own prejudice, you would have seen that.

    Take care, and enjoy your babies.

    Heather
  12. by   GAstudent
    Nurseheather.
    I don't see where I blew up on anyone. I said Please don't look at teen in that way. I wish you or someone else would tell me where I messed up. I am not trying to keep this going on. It seems that people on this site often tell me that I am saying things in the wrong way. I am just trying to understand and correct myself.
    I am taking care of my babies. I love them. My son started going POTTY today!!!!!!I am so HAPPY!!!!
  13. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by angelbear
    I was 15 with my oldest. I must say the nurses that cared for me way back then were awsome. I had a c-section DT FTP and spike in BP. I know my body wasnt ready and although it has been many years I know I was not emotionally ready. Didnt have alot of family support either but the nurses I encountered made a HUGE difference in my life. They were respectful, supportive and informitive. Two experiences in particular helped to influence my career choice much later in life. Exactly one day PP it all hit me and I was hit with a major bout of depression (fear) I remember this one nurse sat with me for quite sometime, she held me and comforted me till I had calmed some then she took my face in her hands and said "Honey you are young and I know it is scarey but you are a good girl and I know you can beat the odds. You can be a good mom and a good person. The choice is yours." She then told me to dry my tears and get busy about life. She was tender and caring yet firm. She helped me believe in me. She also hooked me up with an early intervention program. The program sent a nurse to our house to spend time with me and the baby. She taught me how to play with him and do excersise with him to stimulate him. She talked to me alot and made me feel good about what I was doing right and helped me figure out the things I wasnt. She also talked to my husband who was only 19 at the time about PP depression and ways he could help me with the babies care. She was a god send to all of us. Ninteen yrs later I still remember these nurses and the influence they had on me. THANK GOD FOR NURSES!!!
    Wonderful story, Angelbear. Made me get all vaclempt!

    Thanks for sharing it!

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