A neighbor of mine was pregnant and due April 10th. She went in on Saturday with contractions. The contractions stopped after she arrived at the hospital. The doctor told her if she did not deliver on Sunday that he would induce on Monday.
She, dutifully, went in at 5 a.m. Monday morning. At 1:18p. m., she had a 6lb 2oz baby girl. According to her husband, after the birth of the baby and before any contractions started to expel the placenta, the doctor (resident?) or are they interns?) wrapped his fingers around the cord, placed his elbow against her knee and PULLLLLLLLLED..
At 2 p.m., her husband called to let us know the mother and baby were fine. At 3 p.m., he called to tell us she was sent to emergency surgery. She had flooded the bed all the way to her socks. The nurse came in changed the sheets and cleaned her up. Nurse went out for two minutes. When nurse came back in, the bed was flooded again and mom was white.
2 hours of surgery later, she was okay with bleeding under control. She and baby finally got to come home today.
Mark---wanna come work here????
and HOW???? can a doctor STUPID enough to YANK on an umbilical cord be anywhere near a OB unit????????
OKAY, I'VE vented enough. I'm totally dumbfounded that this happened to this poor woman.
Has anyone else EVER had this happen?
Apr 12, '03
I can't tell you how reading this stuff upsets me. I bet it was done because the doc was in a darn hurry.
Last edit by RN2be on Apr 12, '03