Hysterical phone calls about people in labor! - page 3

in all fairness, i almost entitled this " hysterical daddies", but realized that, though that is largely the scope of hysterical phone calls regarding people in labor in my experience, it doesn't ,... Read More

  1. by   NICU_Nurse
    I think it was on TLC that I saw a segment where a British family saved the placenta, ground it up, served it as pate on crackers at a coming-home party for the baby. They said it tastes like chicken. I've also known more than one couple who buried the placenta beneath a tree they planted to ensure health and growth for the new baby.
  2. by   mark_LD_RN
    i have not been brave enough to try it myself

    HEY MOTHER BABY sounds like you had a fun shift the other night! A few more posts like that and we will scare all the L&D wanna be's away,
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Come on Mark, if they really love it they will come ( I mean still want to be OB)..As much as I vent, I still go back after all. We recently had a native American couple who saved their placenta to bring home and bury. I thought it was pretty neat...
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    my stomach is literally doing FLIP FLOPS reading all this. What on EARTH did i START here? YEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
  5. by   bagladyrn
    One of the few topics that will "gross out" other nurses. Funniest thing I've seen in a while - ICU and ER nurses saying "we don't want to sit with you OB nurses" just because of the discussion of lochia.
  6. by   mark_LD_RN
    debbie,we did seem to get off track here,don't you think,

    mother baby, i agree if they love it they will come! I would not do anything else!
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    I have worked ICU telemetry and ER (briefly) and delivery is the most exciting and scariest place, also the coolest BUT I am getting burned out lately...I don't mind taking care of other patients ocasionally, to keep my feet in it....
  8. by   mark_LD_RN
    i know the feeling of burn out all to well. i have felt it at times. like right now 14th 12 hour day in a row, got one more to go, then i am off for 2 days and not even on call, heeha!
  9. by   mother/babyRN
    Hey Mark, OT or by choice! We've been told we're too expensive but they don't mind mandataing us when it serve their purposes. you DESERVE some great time off....Don't answer the phone! 2 weeks with no day off! I would be VERY grouchy! Hope you and the family have somethng fun planned!
  10. by   mark_LD_RN
    well it was pretty much by choice i scheduled it to cover s hole due to people out for various reasons. i was planning on being cancelled a couple of times but guess what we have been slammed full and actually had to call in agency nurses to help hold the fort down a cuple of times. i am doing fine just feeling a little depressed at the moment. but do have some nice plans for my time off. thanks for the good wishes!
  11. by   Motivated, SN

    ugggghhhhh. I'm never ever going to eat again.
  12. by   bagladyrn
    Mark! 15 12's in a row?! You deserve a medal! I could never do that - I'd be arrested for throwing doc's and family members out of windows! (Tend to get a little psycho after the 5th one)
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i would DIE after 15 shifts in a row, but 12's fuggedaboudit. no way.