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Crazy April! ( the month that is)

Specializes in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN. Has 27 years experience.

i work in two facilities. both have been crazy! last night i walked into 6 labor patients ( not literally) and the night rapidly turned to crap along with a mom who dropped a baby on the floor, bagging a kid, preterm labor and a fetal demise...there was so much going on that i went in at 6 pm and didn't get home until 8 the next morning...same was true for the other place. we just had a full moon, but beyond that, this seems to be going on everywhere around here. how about all of you? how is your april labor load going? just curious!


Has 20 years experience.

not a heavy load , per se but weird stuff. or things going bad...

A HELLP patient we had to induce whose baby had died (35 weeker)---direct admit from the office whom we had no idea was so bad-off....it was sad,of course.

lots of csections for stuff like distress and malpresentations...more than the usual

just plain strange people coming....yea full moon does bring out some real "treats"---esp family members from H*ll....weird stuff.

,,,, not in L&D,,,, but have had a terrible,,,, April so far,,,, In geratrics,,, we've had more incidents,,, attitudes,,,,

If this was a full moon effect,,,, it's pull was closer than ever,,,, & needs to let up,,,,,, Everytime the phone rings,,, I say a prayer! Nik~

mother/babyRN, RN

Specializes in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN. Has 27 years experience.

We have and have had scads of people due....All arriving at the same time. Other night 6 in labor with a fetal demise and in the middle of all that, others coming in in labor, a rapid delivery, a 35 weeker with ruptured membranes, a 33 weeker with ruptured membranes sent out, and then I have the bright idea of helping out another nurse and answer her light ( my two patients were fully with epidurals on board and no urge to push), and the mother in the room I answered, had dropped the baby face first on the hardwood floor....Next two nights just as busy....In both facilities I work, the load of people due is amazing...


Specializes in NICU.

OMG, what happened to the baby?? I'm sorry your nights went so bad. Hopefully it'll pass before you have to go back to work! ;>)

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