Baby from date rape

  1. I had an such an emotional night last night...really draining. My patient was having a baby that was a result of date rape and was planning to keep the baby. I don't think I've ever done so much psych/social nursing. She was lower 20's, wonderful person, and great support from her mother. She did break down and cried for 2 hours during the night, but otherwise, really had her stuff together. Somehow I feel like I got too emotionally attached to her. What a tough decision for her. Anyone else experience this?
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  3. by   shay
    Yes. 3 times.
  4. by   duckie
    I have never been in the situation of dealing with this but my heart goes out to her and I am filled with respect and admiration to a woman that has gone beyond her fears, pride and anger and is willing to give her love to this child. She must be someone very special!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yes, I have. The lady I remember best gave up the child for adoption and was so strong. I don't know if I could have been. One other, she needed social services was so sad.