To be more specific, these are patients that have been discharged after delivery and then show back up a few days later with postpartum pre-eclampsia in the ED. Our protocol is that they are suppose to go to Neuro ICU, if they are full the patient is suppose to go to any ICU unit, and if they are also full or if the OB absolutely insists, the patient can come back to L&D. I HATE when the ED tries to send me a 7 day postpartum pre-e patient. Yes we can do Mag, yes we are a specialized unit, but this is LABOR and DELIVERY. It is always a battle when this happens because the ED is so terrified of preggies and OB patients that they immediately want to shove em up here to us without even bothering with protocol.