Youngest labor patient? - page 2

What is the youngest age patient you have taken care of or has b een on your L&D unit? I was floored the other week when we had a 12 year old in labor. Yes, 12 years old. Merely a baby herself,... Read More

  1. by   RedSox33RN
    Gosh, this just breaks my heart. My daughter is 13, and can't IMAGINE her pregnant. How truly tragic for all involved.
  2. by   Jamesdotter
    The youngest I saw was 13--the baby weighed 12 pounds!
  3. by   kat911
    Quote from Jamesdotter
    The youngest I saw was 13--the baby weighed 12 pounds!
    12 POUNDS!!! HOLY COW I hope they did a CSection! The youngest I ever had was 11, whe wanted to know what that yellow stuff was in the catheter tubing. Her mom was just delighted to have a grandbaby by her own boyfriend. Gee she got a new baby to play with and didn't have to go birthin it herself! :angryfire
  4. by   scrubs70
    Quote from kat911
    12 POUNDS!!! HOLY COW I hope they did a CSection! The youngest I ever had was 11, whe wanted to know what that yellow stuff was in the catheter tubing. Her mom was just delighted to have a grandbaby by her own boyfriend. Gee she got a new baby to play with and didn't have to go birthin it herself! :angryfire
    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG People like that should be strung up, that really gets me fired up :angryfire
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    Quote from kat911
    12 POUNDS!!! HOLY COW I hope they did a CSection! The youngest I ever had was 11, whe wanted to know what that yellow stuff was in the catheter tubing. Her mom was just delighted to have a grandbaby by her own boyfriend. Gee she got a new baby to play with and didn't have to go birthin it herself! :angryfire

    :stone :stone
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    A good old fashioned plastic-band castration is what that ******* needed!
  7. by   dawngloves
    [QUOTE=gwk] i was the only one who felt she shouldnt take the baby home.even under her mothers supervision...hello... howd she get pg in the first place.?..under same moms supervision(how hard is this)QUOTE]
    ITA! I see this babies who are born to moher's with substance abuse problems as well. Sure! Give the baby to mom's mom. 'Cause she did such a good job with her daughter! :angryfire
  8. by   TweetiePieRN
    I used to live in a town with a really high teen pregnancy rate. There was a girl who got pregnant when she 14 and the baby's father was 17. She had her baby in January and then had her 2nd baby in October THE SAME YEAR...with the same guy and she was still only 14 yrs old with the 2nd baby!!!!
  9. by   PennyLane
    Lots of teen moms in my neighborhood. Sometimes pushing one baby in a stroller with another on the way! Of course all their friends have babies, too. So sad.

    In clinical there was a pt in labor who was 12, the father was 14, and her mother was 26. Imagine being a grandmother at 26.
  10. by   jessicalovesalice
    DANG! Ididn't even know what sex was at 11yrs. old ! Where are the parents?!
  11. by   scrubs70
    Quote from jessicalovesalice
    DANG! Ididn't even know what sex was at 11yrs. old ! Where are the parents?!
    Judging by Mel's post,("In clinical there was a pt in labor who was 12, the father was 14, and her mother was 26. Imagine being a grandmother at 26", The parents are doing the same thing, guess where the kids learnt it!!!!!!!!
    Sad state of affairs though, when it is happening so often, and there kids will probably do the same, viscious never ending cycle
  12. by   Jamesdotter
    This wasn't a patient of mine--the girl was an old playmate of mine when we were both kids. Maggie wanted to get married the worst way, and did, on or about her 15th birthday. By the time we were 21, I was in college, still deciding what I was going to do with my life, and Maggie had had 5 kids, 2 miscarriages and a hysterectomy!
  13. by   BabyRN2Be
    The youngest I've seen in the hospital was 14.

    However, I used to work at a maternity home and our youngest was 12. In 2000, a town in Oklahoma with a population of ~40,000 had a total of 7 pregnancies in the 6th Grade Center.

    Keep in mind that this in Oklahoma, with puportedly the highest pregnancy rate in the nation.

    I really hate to think what happens in the rural areas at the outlying community hospitals. I bet they see a few kids.

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