Baby Catcher, CNM

Baby Catcher, CNM

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Baby Catcher, CNM has 15 years experience and specializes in OB/GYN.

RN x 15 years. CNM x 2.

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  1. Vericose Veins---in women

    These are some options I tell my pts. 1.You can use a support belt such as the V-2 support belt. 2.Wear spandex bike shorts. 3. Place 2 full size pads in your underwear. The goal is to provide support and keep the veins from filling up and sagging....
  2. A typical day

    I saw a request for more practicing CNMs to post so I thought I'd tell you about my day. Monday I was the on call person so I got to the hospital a few minutes before 0800. I rounded on a newly delivered mom and one from the day before. A few minute...
  3. I made a med error

    We have all made mistakes in our careers. The only thing you can do is own up to it (which you did), learn from it, and move on. Mistakes don't make you a bad nurse. Trying to cover them up does. You did the right thing.
  4. Any L&D nurses that wanted to be CNMs and decided against it?

    It is easy to get sucked into the medical model as a hospital CNM but you have to remember why you became a midwife and what's important to you. Some of my partners practice the medical model and some of us don't. I don't because women chose us becau...
  5. Any L&D nurses that wanted to be CNMs and decided against it?

    I'm still happy I became a CNM. I'm in a large practice so I have good hours, good pay (much more than I ever made as an RN), and I get to practice midwifery the way I choose. I love it. Every time I'm in L&D and I hear the nurses complaining abo...
  6. To Bulb Sxn Or Not?

    I don't usually suction on the perineum. I was taught in CNM school that it's not needed. I just wipe the face.
  7. Dnp?

    UVA Grad, Are you sure none of the DNP programs are accredited yet? On Frontier's website they say their DNP program is.
  8. ??? Trial of contractions

    It is absolutely contraindicated to use pitocin to induce labor in a mom with previous c-sections. If she had just 1 prior section and was trying for a VBAC it's ok to augment with pit but never to induce. What is he thinking?
  9. A day in the life of a CNM

    Thanks. I'll have to think of a new name.
  10. A day in the life of a CNM

    I know! Is there a way to change it?
  11. A day in the life of a CNM

    I am always off post call. This week I was in the office 3 days. It's nice because I get days off in the middle of the week to run errands, go to appts, whatever. Some call nights I sleep all night and then the next day is like a free day off. Some n...
  12. A day in the life of a CNM

    I'm usually on call once per week but sometimes twice. It just depends. I enjoy call because of the deliveries. I've been a midwife for almost 2 years now and so far I love it.
  13. A day in the life of a CNM

    I've noticed alot of people have questions about being a CNM but not alot of practicing CNMs post on this site so I thought I'd tell you what a typical day is like. Yesterday I was on call so I got to the hospital at 0730. Got report and did rounds....
  14. Blood pressure readings with preeclampsia

    Preeclampsia can not be diagnosed by elevated BP alone. Protienuria must also be present.
  15. Cord Cutting - delayed/no?

    I always wait til it stops pulsating unless baby has a problem.