My First "Bad" Baby!!

Specialties Ob/Gyn


Just wanted to share my experience with you all because it was my first and who else understands me better?

We had an emergency C-section the other night and I was the one going to the OR. The operating doc likes to keep his patients on the internal monitors right up until he is removing the baby. So you know who is under the drapes fumbling to detatch before he gets baby out, me. When I got out fom under the drapes I realized that the Peds doc wasn't there and I would have to take this baby myself, I was scared because there was thick meconium fluid. Well they got the baby out, and suctioned out mouth and nose with bulb syringe and gave the babe to me. It wasn't breathing , and was completly stained green. I suctioned babe with suction cath and gave o2 via mask. Still not breathing, HR 90's, I suction a few more times and try to stimulate. Still flaccid and not responding, got the circulating over to help me stim and suction. No response, so we got the CRNA over (mom was a spinal) and He started bagging baby while I did the HR. After 2-3 MIN BAGGING BABY STARTED BREATHING ON HER OWN RIGHT WHEN THE PEDS DOC CAME IN. Apgars were 2-8-9. Baby was fine with no probs. Have to say this was my first time having anything but a healthy no need for suction baby!!! Needless to say I was Sh*ting my pants later thinking about it. But everyone said I did a good job( my place of work is not known for complementing anyone)!!! Just wanted to share my pride with all of you !!!:p


615 Posts

Good job! .........


81 Posts

Way to go!!!!!!!!! :)

bagladyrn, RN

2,286 Posts

Specializes in OB.

Great job! And isn't that the greatest feeling in the world when that baby turns around, starts breathing and pinks up?

z's playa

2,056 Posts

Great outcome...good story....awesome nursing skills....hope I come out with one too and soon.

nursedawn67, LPN

1,046 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics, LTC.

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20,964 Posts

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis.

way to go!!!! that is what it's all about...


189 Posts

Scary, but a big feeling of accomplishment at the same time! I would have been making my pants a little dirty myself...I thankfully have not had to deal with that by myself yet, there have always been more experienced people with me.

Amanda :)


129 Posts

Great job!!!!!!


1,804 Posts

You did a fantastic job!


59 Posts

:p You Rock!!!


1,104 Posts

So glad it turned out well in the end. It's good to go home knowing you made a difference for someone that day, isn't it??

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