What would happen? - page 2

If you had a patient come in for gel, but you couldn't give it to her because she was contracting and was dilated to 4 very soft, you commented, that delivery would be imminent if you broke her... Read More

  1. by   birthjunkie
    I'm not affiliated with that site, I just picked the name cuz I am fascinated with the birth process, pregnancy and everything that goes with it. 2 of my children were born in a hospital, 1 in my van. All is fine. I want to be a doula. I wanted to be a nurse before I had kids, which is kind of how I ended up here. I understand where you are all coming from. I won't ask anything else.
    Originally posted by birthjunkie
    I won't ask anything else.
    We don't mind having you here Kat, it's just that those types of questions make nurses uncomfortable. Please feel free to stick around and share with us though!

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Kat ask AWAY...you are always welcome. NO ONE here resents your questions; we are only being prudent. Take care and don't go away!
  4. by   lindalou
    Our unit has a policy that if there is no cervical changes in 2 hours the patient is dc.d. Lots of people walk around for weeks with ctx and they are 3cm or 4cm. My sister was 4cm for four weeks. I told her not to go anywhere without a pan to catch that baby in:chuckle :chuckle
    We have had pts that we have dc'd at 1cm that deliver in the car or at home....you just never know!!!!
  5. by   finallyRN
    I know some one who was sent home as a g4p3 @ 6 cm. She just wasnt in labor. Returned to the hospital 6 hours later at 8 cm and delivered 1 hour later.
  6. by   mother/babyRN
    I agree with everyone here. Nature happens......