This may be useful to LD nurses


    I'm not sure so I thought I would at least post it here.
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  3. by   ladytraviler
    I have worked with laboring women who have expressed this fear. They often do not bond with the infant and require a lot of understanding. I often hear of other nurses belittling them for their feeling of disgust and humiliation, as percieved by them. I think that these women have the hard labors due to the fact they are terrified of it. I thank you for the article.

  4. by   ragingmomster

    I will have to put this one in the file next to placenta eating.

    Not my cup of tea, hard to understand, and just something else to avoid being judgemental about.

  5. by   MarySunshine
    It's nice that some of these women are looking into adoption though -- that's a great alternative! That sounds like a really bad condition to have.
  6. by   PRESLA
    ]I had a young pt one night how stopped pushing c caput showing s pushing and she ended up c a section because she didn't want to do it anymore and she didn't want to be a mother. Weird.

  7. by   indigo
    I had a pt recently, 19 years old, difficult social situation, in labor, pit aug, but just couldn't progress. I felt at the time that it was fear holding her back, but now I'm thinking it was disgust and being grossed out also. I spent a lot of time working with her, getting her to describe her fears, talking to her about her emotional state, reassurance about the birthing process, etc. I endured her screams, "I don't care about this f-ing baby, just get it out of me!" After birth, when we went to put the little guy on her tummy, she pushed it away. It was difficult, I was pretty disgusted with her inside myself, but never let it show. She was verbally abusive even after the birth. People say, Oh, it's so wonderful to work in labor and delivery. Not always!