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L&D “extremes”

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by SDtraumamama18 SDtraumamama18 (New) New Nurse

SDtraumamama18 has 10 years experience and specializes in Critical Care.

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What are some extremes you’ve come across in your career? Biggest/smallest full term baby, youngest/oldest mother, the most kids in one family, largest set of multiples, the longest overdue... or whatever else you can think of.

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I've only been working L&D for 2 years, but here goes: 

Largest set of multiples: Triplets

Longest overdue: 42.3 weeks

Youngest mother:: 14 years

Oldest mother: 50+ years

Grand multipara: G18

Biggest baby: 11 lbs

Smallest baby: 4 lbs. 

Biggest EBL: 2000+ 

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Skips is a MSN, RN and specializes in L&D.

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I have been in OB for 2.5 years. Here are my numbers so far:

Largest set of multiples: triplets

Longest overdue: 42.2 weeks 

Youngest mother: 16

Oldest mother: 43

Grand multipara: 12

Biggest baby: 11#10oz

Smallest baby: 1 pound 6 oz

Biggest QBL: 3000

 

 

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Biggest baby- 14lbs and change

Smallest baby- 350gms

Both happened to be in the unit at the same time. I footprinted them and copied the footprints side by side on cardstock. It was almost mind-blowing.

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I'maLaborNurse has 10 years experience.

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Largest set of multiples: Triplets

Longest overdue: 42.2 weeks

Youngest mother:: 12 years

Oldest mother: 50+ years

Grand multipara: G16

Biggest baby: 11sih lbs

Smallest baby: 348gm

Biggest EBL: (mostly quantitative!) 8500 (and yes she kept her uterus!) 

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lsnyder824 has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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L&D for 20 years:

Largest set of multiples: Quints

Longest overdue: 42.2

Youngest mother:: 13 years

Oldest mother: 45 years

Grand multipara: G16 (Amish)

Biggest baby: 12lb 6oz

Smallest baby: to survive delivery?  14oz.  Not sure if she made it out of NICU....it was years ago. 

Biggest EBL: over 3L 

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haunani has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Ortho/Neuro (2yrs); Mother/Baby (6yrs).

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Postpartum for 6 years/L&D for 2 months:

Largest set of multiples: Twins

Longest overdue: 42

Youngest mother: 12 years

Oldest mother: 52 years

Grand multipara: G17 P17 (also a G19 P2)

Biggest baby: 12lb 8oz

Smallest baby: 1lb 2oz 

Biggest EBL: over 5L

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midwife228 specializes in L&D, MBU, NICU,.

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I have worked in small community hospitals and large teaching hospitals, in L&D, Postpartum and NICU as a nurse for 18 years and 19 years as a midwife, so these are collective statistics from all of those:

Largest set of multiples:  triplets

Longest overdue - 42 and 3 days (though my own youngest was 42.6)

Youngest mother - 11

Oldest mother - 62 or 63 (IVF, don't even get me started on this one!)

Grand multipara - G16

Biggest baby - 14+ lbs.

Smallest baby - about 12 oz.  (I admitted this baby to the NICU but he or she survived less than 24 hrs.)  Smallest baby at fullterm - less than 4 lbs.

Biggest EBL - not exactly sure, but know I've seen over 2L

 

 

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labordude has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation.

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L&D for 4.5 years, NICU for 9+

Largest set of multiples: Quads

Longest overdue: 42.3

Youngest mother:: 11 years

Oldest mother: 53

Grand multipara: G15

Biggest baby: 12lbs 2oz (Sumo Sam!)

Smallest baby: 375 grams (that little bugger was tough as nails!)

Biggest QBL: 7500

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