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Finally did my own delivery

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I've been in on several deliveries, but each one I was assisting someone---either the baby nurse, the delivery nurse or handing things to the doctor...so I never felt like it was "mine"...there would be days where myself or my preceptor would help the patient, but the preceptor would coach her and do charting...never really got to do the whole she-bang and see if I can do it...until yesterday! We were SLAMMED...I mean, if babies could fly from the ceiling, they would have been!

My preceptor was dealing with one delivery and we had another patient to deliver, so she told me to do it. I asked the other nurse who wasn't too busy (her patients weren't active yet) if she could be in there in case I needed help (the doctor was doing his charts at our station after delivery #1) and so there I was. My patient and I. I transfered her to the delivery bed, got her all set up, logged onto the computer, put on my gloves, made sure the baby warmer was ready to go with suction and O2 ready and going...the delivery table was all set (thank you to all you amazing OB techs!!!!)...and I was coaching...and charting...and coaching....and charting...I'm looking at the other nurse who is just coaching me and I'm sure I looked like a deer in the head lights...finally, its time to call the doctor, I look at her and say "Now can I get a doctor in here?"...she laughed and said "yes"...so I called for the doctor and I swear my hands were shaking so bad!!!!!

He comes in, the baby comes out...and I am, charting, running pit, handing sutures...it was amazing! Of course he's teasing me and giving me a hard time because that's just him (I really do love this particular doc! He's great!) and congratulations are being passed around. I looked at the nurse who helped me along and said thank you and she was just beams of smiles...I had done it! My goal! Do it on my own so that should the need arise I feel comfortable! I can't believe I did it, but I did!

Way to go!! I can't wait to experience this!!! 😆

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Kayla.J.RN

Specializes in Labor & Delivery.

I felt the same way when I did my first delivery on my own.. it's such a feeling of accomplishment. Good job and congrats. :up:

babyktchr, BSN, RN

Specializes in Nurse Manager, Labor and Delivery.

YAY you!!! Now wait until you deliver a baby yourself....!!!

Congratulations on your part!

ashevilleboxer, BSN

Specializes in Dialysis.

Congratulations!!! Sounds like a wonderful experience

Fyreflie

Has 4 years experience.

I still remember that feeling! Way to go!

monkeybug

Specializes in Public Health, L&D, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

Congratulations! Now wait until the doctor doesn't make and YOU catch the baby! That's the fun part.

BostonTerrierLover, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult/Ped Emergency and Trauma. Has 16 years experience.

Such an amazing and miraculous event, but if I never have to witness or participate in another- it will be toooo many:). God Bless OB Nurses!!!

I admire OB RN's. You do the MD's job.

"Here, doctor. If you sit down between this lady's legs, pretty soon a baby will squirt out."

Congratulations! Now wait until the doctor doesn't make and YOU catch the baby! That's the fun part.

I dread this moment! LOL I'm so not ready for that. Been present for a few of those. Freaky!!!!

Thanks guys! It was terrifying, exciting, nerve killing and amazing all at the same time!

SanDiegoCaliRN

Specializes in OB/GYN, L&D, Postpartum Couplet Care. Has 2 years experience.

Congrats! It's a great feeling but also a bit overwhelming because there's a lot of multi-tasking to do. Give it time, it'll all become second nature :)

PinkNBlue, BSN, RN

Specializes in Obstetrics. Has 10 years experience.

Way to go!!! Congrats!

Congrats! It's a great feeling but also a bit overwhelming because there's a lot of multi-tasking to do. Give it time, it'll all become second nature :)

I hope so. I swear one of my preceptors has vampire speed!!!! She can do 30 things at once and it's all magically charted by the time it's all done!

congrats ! i worked labor for a year and a half.......im a NICU nurse, but for some strange reason i 'had' to learn labor ( and it was about a year and a half too long to do it ! :: ) . but the best, and scariest, 2 days was during my orientation ( thank goodness ) and i got to deliver 2 babies with no doctor! it was thrilling, adrenaline rushing, and terrifying, all in one......i thanked the heavens my preceptor was with me. and as exciting, etc, as that was, i'm glad i will never have to do it again.......i'll stick to my sick babies !

I got teary-eyed reading this! Your excitement just leaped through your words... Congrats!!