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  1. midwifery......
    UK_nurse the problem is the 18 month course post reg midwifery course is only possible if you have done adult branch. This means yu would have to do the direct entry 3 year midwifery course, I am...
    May 29, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. How high is too high for pitocin
    Just thought I would let you know the reccomendations in UK The Royal Collegege Of Obstericians and Gynaecologists have published guidlenes and they state : In the summary of product...
    May 13, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Why do we need the docs for delivery?
    Again it has been interesting reading all the arguements for and against obstetrician lead deliveries only. As a midwife in the UK I am a practioner of normal childbirth if all is well with mum and...
    Feb 28, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. What type of pain med in labor used?
    I know this was discussed before but I thought I'd add here too. In the UK one really popular method of pain relief is Entonox - nitrous oxide and oxygen, it seems it isn't really used at all in the...
    Feb 24, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. TWO THIRDS OF DRS COME FROM ABROAD & ALMOST 50% OF NURSES
    The cynic in me would also like to point out that this is all party political bickering and point scoring, we are in an election year, probably May. The daily mail is tory through and through and the...
    Feb 23, '05
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. Pregnancy & morphine use
    As far as I am aware Jayla you are correct in your assumptions if this woman has been taking regular doses of morphine the baby may well go through a period of withdrawal after birth. The same...
    Feb 18, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. How long do you push?
    This is a real tricky topic, I am very much in favour of having as little intervention as possible. I think as long as there is definite progression it's ok to continue, but 3 hours is a long time to...
    Feb 18, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Had My Baby..............
    Congratulations and well done. Great News
    Feb 11, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Home Births
    I totally agree SmilingBlueEyes. IMO medical intervention can sometimes be the selfish action that starts a rollercoaster of intervention, which then leads to an adverse outcome. I have...
    Feb 9, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. Stirrups?  WHY???
    I have personally tried pushing with legs in stirrups and it is the most unnatural position to try to give birth to your baby. In the end I asked if I could turn on one side and deliver that way so...
    Feb 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  11. being induced
    Wow 30% home births that is impressive. Our team works in a sure start area and we are all advocates of home birth we manage a measly 8-10%
    Feb 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. 1 marker for down syndrome?
    Hi I am a midwife in the UK but I'll do my best to explain. Down Syndrome is a genetic condition, it cannot be diagnosed from a scan alone it can only be diagnosed antenatally by carrying out a...
    Feb 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  13. Nurse perform amniotomies
    informed consent can be verbal, it doesn't always necessitate a signature, in the uk we do not request a signature on a consent form before amniotomy, however i would record in the woman's notes, why...
    Feb 1, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. being induced
    Kay I think the key to any method of induction is that point when the cervix is 'ready', no methods even the most aggressive are quite as successful if the womans body isn't ready. I work in the...
    Jan 31, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. International Traveling
    All education is university based they have links with hospitals to allow for the practical experience also needed to obtain the qualification. There are two routes either 3 year direct entry...
    Jan 31, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. International Traveling
    In the UK Midwives are the practioners of normal childbirth, some are also registered nurses but not all. Midwives are responsible for all aspects of of care of the woman and her baby from...
    Jan 31, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. International Traveling
    You are correct ayndim, only Midwives staff labour and delivery also antenatal and postnatal wards in UK with some support from health care assistants, a mixture of midwives and registered nurses,...
    Jan 31, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. being induced
    Kay I would agree, I think sometimes we have to remember that despite a common language practise in the States and the UK is very different in some situations. Oh one thing though you mentioned lots...
    Jan 31, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. question about rubeola & rubella?
    In answer to your questions : Rubella = German measles Rubeola = Measles 1.Rubella infection is most serious in the 1st trimester, after the 4th month the rubella virus is...
    Jan 29, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. How accurate do you think sonograms at 4 mnths. preg. are?
    As a rough guide on average with a 2D ultrasound and experienced operator 70% accuracy. 3D and 4D ultrasound scans allow for more accuracy
    Jan 29, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Need Input from the Pros
    I just wanted to add my best wishes as a midwife in the Uk, I decided not to comment as practise here can be different to the US but nonetheless I can assure you we all need to know how the 3 of you...
    Jan 18, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. really worried........
    Hi have sent you a private message uk_nurse hope you don't mind.
    Jan 11, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. Question about preeclampsia need experienced nurses!
    Julie first let me say I feel for you in this terrible situation. It's difficult to comment on a case even when you think you have given all information pertinent. I do think that you were right to...
    Jan 11, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. really worried........
    Really pleased things are as they should be, take it easy and just enjoy theses last few weeks.
    Jan 11, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. sorry another question......
    It's a distinct possibilty uk_nurse, if the placenta is on the anterior wall of the uterus the baby is more like to find a position that allows it the most space. But again the placenta is a soft...
    Jan 7, '05
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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