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    Consult yelled at me for giving pen pain meds...

    Agree with specialists having somewhat "localized" vision. Years back, I was taking Inderol for migraine prophalaxis...sp...developed pneumonia with nasty asthmatic comp. Pulmonary said :no more beta blockers,,you just have to "get used to" the headaches...after a chat with my neuro, he decided maybe I should just try a ca channel blocker for the headaches...
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    becoming a baby friendly hospital

    Are there really hsp that have parents bring in their own formula? What parts of the country? Haven;t heard about this,, What about mom's who are on WIC?
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    interesting article

    When my niece was due, she told me that she would be delivering on Monday,,,because that's the day her doc delivered,,,,not certain what his section rate is, but bet it's sky high. This country really needs to allow for women to actually go into labor on their own...
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    Abolishing the Pinning Ceremony

    ...back i n the day, in addition to capping, diploma schools also held striping ceremonies. (students officially advanced to the next level of school) I really see nothing wrong with any ceremony that gives recognition for a job well done...
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    My dad was a 'throw-away'

    A very good reminder to all. My wishes for a full recovery for your Dad...what a man!
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    baby friendly questions

    ...some Moms WANT to send baby out of room for a spell-what about their request? I still feel that too much guilt is being laid on..
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    baby friendly questions

    Change is not easy...I think that the success of this program depends in large part to the sector of people that the hospital serves. And yet, there are still a fair amount of patients who expect to get some rest in the hospital who expect and need to get rest in the hospital...those who do not have family near by to assist, or who have many children at home to care for-and I feel that their needs should not be overlooked...When all is said and done, this trend all comes down to saving money for the hospital..
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    baby friendly questions

    I am all for skin to skin, bonding, breastfeeding...I really feel that "doing away with nurseries" is a financial measure, pure and simple. Sorry but leaving a newborn at the nurse's station...for whoever" to keep an eye on baby" BAD IDEA. If something like a choking incident were to occur-is the unit secretary expected to intervene? I worked nursery for years, and trust me, there was always plenty to do. What happens to babies who are up for adoption-or on DYFS holds. Where do they go? Is ins charged a larger amount, because there is no nursery..and they must go to special care or NICU. Are all rooms private, and are family members aware, in advance of delivery, that they are expected to stay with mom, and assist her with baby? ONE final question...WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THE PATIENT BILL OF RIGHTS??
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    Nursing and Fibromyalgia

    My advise would to pursue your plan...with realistic goals. It is possible work part time...and I would suggest this. I would advise against 12 hr shifts, because they stress healthy individuals to the max. There ARE nursing jobs that don't require bedside nursing....GOOD LUCK! i WOULD certainly find an MD ho is experienced in FM. There are FM and CFIDS websites that may be of assistance. Also, many find "alternative" therapies helpful First and foremost, respect your body for hat it can...and cannot do.
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    Hospital Baby Blankets

    Agreed...we used to have a small supply of "hand me downs" for our boarder babies"...they would disappear, too...
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    More Hospitals Banning Elective C-Sections

    And sometimes the induction fails because the doctor has dinner plans..or whatever. When my niece delivered 2 years ago, he doctor told her that "Mondays were the days that he delivered, and that she had a 50/50 chance of being sectioned"-luckily, she went into labor on Sunday-sorry about that, doc!
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    Something Smells (And It's Not the Roses)

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE PC quote!!
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    Pain medications post partum

    Epidural dose post recovery room is different concentration-mom's are up oob in 4-6 hrs, able to ambulate very well,,,I think this encourages moms to be up and about and there is not the narcotic fogginess,,,
  14. It seems like it has taken an awfully long time to come to this conclusion..Regretably, I can remember when smoking was fully allowed in hospitals,,sometimes, you could barely see across the breakroom. , nurses counting during narc count...YUCK!!!
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    More Hospitals Banning Elective C-Sections

    My daughter lives in Oklahoma, and is due with her second in early December. When she went for her first prenatal visit, the doctor informed her that her R/C/S was scheduled for 12/1. Neither he, nor any other private practice OB in her area, allows a previous c/s to go into labor...she will be delivering at the university, with midwife. (First c/s was e/c/s for fetal distress) Seems malpractice ins companies are calling the shots. Also seems like the "private practice md's" are about 35 years behind present medical literature...Pls all...warm thoughts and positive energy towards the uneventful delivery of my next grandson...
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    More Hospitals Banning Elective C-Sections

    I think that by "elective" we all pretty much mean "because mom says sh is done being pregnant"