Maternal death..... - page 2
I do not work L & D, or post partum...so my knowledge base for this is nill.... Through our church prayer chain the other day came a prayer request for a young family in our area. A baby was... Read More
Jan 4, '03Occupation: R.N. Specialty: 27 year(s) of experience in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 1,947; Likes: 418I ask God every night on the way to work to please give us a safe outcome....Somehow He manages to come through one way or the other most of the time. Such as when there were only three of us working ( one for each area) despite the fact that we had patients on pp and the nursery with a laboring pt....Nothing ever happens in delivery, right?
Jan 4, '03Occupation: R.N. Specialty: 27 year(s) of experience in cardiac, diabetes, OB/GYN ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 1,947; Likes: 418That particular night a we had a good delivery and after I admitted the baby and gave it a bath, a 32 week abruption came in by ambulance, requiring an emergency c/s. Luckily this was all happening just as the day shift was arriving so there were more of us than there would have been ( including the or and pacu and anesthesia) because of that. Good thing, as it was done under general. What might have happened had the timing not been as it was? I shudder to think of what might have been....
Jan 6, '03Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 2,276; Likes: 42Heard a little more today about this case. (I want to make it clear that I do not work for the hospital that this happened at, nor am I involved in anyway in this case except for prayer support for the family...) Anyhow....
Evidently there was some kind of problem with anesthesia and/or intubation of the mother...something went terribly wrong....Mother was buried today....baby at home doing well....
Jan 6, '03Occupation: Labor and Delivery nurse. Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 353; Likes: 2Originally posted by sbic56
Informative link re:maternal death. Interesting to see the numbers worldwide.
Our maternity book says that in the US the maternal mortality rate in 1992 was 7.3/1000 and that non-white women have a 3 times greater incidence of death.
Pretty Scary stuff...
Jan 7, '03Occupation: RN Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 2,276; Likes: 42I did find out today that the young woman's family had the courage to donate her organs...hopefully someday her son will know what a treasure his family gave to others....