Can you believe this? 13yo and mom both pregnant - page 7
Had a patient come in last night who was contracting and is 13 yrs old and her mom is pregnant too! :uhoh21:... Read More
Jan 6, '06Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 107; Likes: 4DarRay, I couldn't agree with you more. As I was a teen mother myself. It's important to remember that that all socioeconomic scales can be touched by this subject. Morals do not know money. If one is raised to believe they are not worth a dime, and their self worth is down the drain, then these preganancies are likely to occur. I'm not saying it is anyone's fault. It is always up to a person to take responsibility for their situation, but the way you are raised can definately be a reason. It really drives me a mad when I have a young mom in delivery and all of the nurses are commenting on it. I remember how bad I just wanted support and for people to have faith in me that I would od the best I could. It's so imporatnt when caring for these young pregnant women. These young girls will remember their birth forever and if they have an angel nurse, like I did, they will be forever grateful. Karma comes around for sure.
Jan 6, '06Joined: Dec '04; Posts: 162; Likes: 9Quote from seanymphhellooooooooo she learns from the best here mother you know like mother like daughter... what example of mother...Had a patient come in last night who was contracting and is 13 yrs old and her mom is pregnant too! :uhoh21:
Jan 6, '06Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 21; Likes: 30i was a teen mother at 16, i will never forget my l&d rn. she was the most caring person i've met, as a pregnant teenager i was already feeling bad about the fact that i had become another "statistic" and always hated the stares that others gave me. my nurse really treated me well and with respect and now i am becoming a nurse thanks to her. she is my inspiration and i hope to specialize in ob when i graduate.
dont' get me wrong i don't think that being a teenage mom (even worse at 13) is a good idea. it really isn't. but what's done is done and any judgements one makes can't help fix that situation. but what we can do is educate.
i just hope that when nurses provide care any preconcieve notions or judgements are always kept deep inside and not shown in any way to the patient, because just by doing your job, not judging and being a caring person you can potentially make a difference in that child's/teenager's life.
i hear and i forget
i see and i remember
i do and i understand~ old proverb
Jan 6, '06Occupation: Director of Nursing Joined: May '04; Posts: 347; Likes: 4"I just hope that when nurses provide care any preconcieve notions or judgements are always kept deep inside and not shown in any way to the patient, because just by doing your job, not judging and being a caring person you can potentially make a difference in that child's/teenager's life"
All I can add is a hearty amen!
Jan 6, '06Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 35; Likes: 2I'm 19 and I got pregnant when I was 18. The summer right after graduating high school and going off to college. I got pregnant by my boyfriend of 2 years and it was a pretty tramatic experiance as a young person. Needless to say I didn't go off to the school I was accepted to but I'm doing just fine. I support my child and he has everything he needs and is healthy. I'm still with my boyfriend. I'm going to nursing school and doing excellent. It's a scary thing to have to tell your parents. Mine we're upset but as they put it, "What's done is done." Now that he's here, they say they couldn't live a day without him and neither could I. I think that in a younger persons case, like a 13 or 14 year old, the parents need to be happy about it otherwise they just don't know what else to do. It may not be what they wanted for their child but they shouldn't PUNISH them for it happening. They'll make it through, it'll be rough, but hopefully they will raise their kids right.
Jan 6, '06Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 107; Likes: 4That's right because the attitide of a nurse can literally make or break a labor experience. We would love for everyone to have a wonderful experience and to be able to bond with their child and feel self-confident. Nurses are the angels who help us do that. They show us the good in the world and can promote our own kind deeds!