Please help me with my new Customer-er...I mean Pt - page 5

Just got a G1P0 at 37wks, transfer from L&D. Advanced maternal age (she's pushing 50), but no other health or pregnancy issues. She was cervidil'ed yesterday, no progress (shocker at 37wks, huh?),... Read More

  1. by   pepperann35
    Quote from stevielynn
    Congratulations!

    You aren't selfish. Or old.

    steph
    That baby will keep you young for a loooong time! Congratulations!
  2. by   pepperann35
    Quote from tvccrn
    Extended motherhood. I like that SO much better than geriatric maternal age.

    BTW, I'm being induced with #4 on Monday and I'm 40. If that makes me selfish for having another one now that I am financially stable, then selfish I am.


    tvccrn
    40 is geriatric!??? Oh my!!!!
  3. by   tvccrn
    Quote from pepperann35
    40 is geriatric!??? Oh my!!!!
    Yep, that's what listed as my primary diagnosis right now.

    I just aabout died when I saw that.

    tvccrn
  4. by   nitetimeobnurse
    Just wanted to say, the entitlement attitude, does make me crazy at times too, especially when you have someone of that age having her mother speak for her. But even more are the ones that come in with their 13 year olds, believe they deserve nothing but the best because they have done such a wonderful thing giving them a grandchild.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    Princesses come in all sizes, ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic strata.
  6. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from arwen_u
    princesses come in all sizes, ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic strata.
    [font="comic sans ms"]ain't that the truth!
    Last edit by Ruby Vee on Apr 27, '07 : Reason: Spelling -- can't spell "ain't"!
  7. by   KellNY
    Quote from Arwen_U
    Princesses come in all sizes, ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic strata.
    100% agreed! (unfortunately!)
  8. by   KellNY
    Quote from nitetimeobnurse
    But even more are the ones that come in with their 13 year olds, believe they deserve nothing but the best because they have done such a wonderful thing giving them a grandchild.
    That could very well be the truth.
  9. by   chasingmydream
    kill em with kindness i say..............it will surely work.
    ((i too can join the new club, had my first at 19 and my fifth at 37. yes i said 5. i think i need social services........LOL mental help.......although if they send a maid /nanny/cook i would feel a lot better !!!
  10. by   chasingmydream
    because i was over 35 with my last child, they labeled me ELDERLY pregnancy. i about died. my husband laughed about it.
  11. by   gr8rnpjt
    Quote from chasingmydream
    because i was over 35 with my last child, they labeled me ELDERLY pregnancy. i about died. my husband laughed about it.
    I think this is an attitude that needs to change with the times. With so many women delaying having children until they are ready, and so many others like us who continue to feel healthy enough to continue to give birth into our 40's, we certainly don't feel elderly..
    My son was born 4 years ago and I was 45 years old, and I felt well prepared for this child. I hunkered down and "did my thing" and only needed my nurse and doctor when my baby was crowning. (by the way, epidurals...wonderful invention). We even delayed the birth until after midnight so I would get my full 2 days in the hospital! My nurse came to me afterwards and couldn't say enough about what a wonderful patient I was and how she really was glad because her other 2 patients were a handful and took a lot of her time. I was happy to be able to experience this wonderful experience and "gift from God" one more time...
  12. by   ElvishDNP
    I personally don't have a problem if anyone want to have a child in their 40s. Give me a healthy-eating, exercising 43yo over a chainsmoking 18yo any day. But the fact of the matter is, the risk for some syndromes is higher for moms as they get older. (Notice I didn't say old, just older.) And for fathers, for that matter. Eggs and sperm, as a person age, tend to decrease in quality. Like I said, I personally don't have a problem with moms in their 40s, especially if they are healthy. Just stating what you'll find in just about any nursing/medical textbook.
  13. by   chasingmydream
    well ...i know i posted earlier..but just another note.....
    i did have my last child.....at 37. i had had 4 sons and finally got my girl.
    she is an angel.
    BUT.....it as not easy. i had problems. at 30 weeks i knew something was wrong. to make a long story kinda short........at 33 weeks i had the doctors finally convinced to keep looking, something was really wrong ! and sure enough. my daughter was starving in there. for 3 weeks she had not grown and was literally starving. they gave me all kinds of drugs...for 2 days and then induced. she was born at almost 33 weeks and weighed 3 pounds. she spent 32 days in the NICU. my placenta was blackened and looked dead my husband said. she is a miracle.
    she is wonderful, and almost 3 years old now. but it was a long road..very scarey. to all you nicu nurses, i love the special ones, you know who you are..you made our life in the nicu and we love you for taking care of our daughter and other children in such a critical time !

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