I am a nursing student and I am looking for ND ideas for my patient from todays heart-wrenching clinical rotation.
My patient is a G3P3 21yo unmarried and has decided not to keep this child, a beautiful 9lb baby boy.
I am new to OB and do not have experience with this type of situation and I would greatly appreciate any assistance I could get from you experienced OB gals on this type of situation.
I had a chance to spend some time with this gal after the delivery and she openly discussed the reasons why she was giving up this child, they were: financially unstable, unmarried, already has two children from two different dads, this would be the third, inadequate living space etc....
She is Native-American
The father of the baby wanted to see the child, but she would not allow it and wants him to give up his rights and he has refused, he thought he could take the baby home if she did not want it, not the case due to undetermined paternity.
What a day!! This was my first day of OB clinical and my instructor asked me to stay if someone was coming in to deliver, guess it was my lucky day
13 hours later I'm home and emotionally torn apart. I know OB is probably not going to be my "thing"
Anyway, this is a call to all you OB gals from a very tired and desperate nursing student.....