I am sorry to complain. Usually I love doing L&D, but this weekend it just got to me and the patients just drove me nuts. (course it it didn't help doing a 8hr, 12 hr, 16 hr night in that order).
Seems like all I had this weekend were teenage labor patients. The oldest one was 17! By last night with the 13yr old I had reached the end of my rope. I had enough whiny, crying kids. I felt like lecturing them like their mothers should have done! I know they are scared, I tried to be patient with everyone of them and explain everything to them, but it did no good. The mothers were no help at all. They either sat over in the corner asleep or kept saying how they couldn't wait to see their grandbaby!
What ever happened to the report to the supposed drop in teenage pregnancies? Then after they deliver and get over to the mother/baby side they are on their call light every 5 minutes for something.
Oh to have one labor patient that walks in that is married (even in a long-term relationship), late 20's-early 30's that is appreciative of your help and time and is a joy to labor and a joy to assist with the birth of baby who you know is going into a good, loving home.
Thanks for the vent.