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  1. Hi, I was wondering about some of those weird names that you've probably encountered in L&D and PP. I remember when I had my maternity rotation a couple of weeks ago, one of the nurses said she remembers a patient that named her child Placenta:eek: . I couldn't believe it that some child has to live his life named after disgusting afterbirth!!! Teresa [video=youtube_share;52NX6qIA7EY]
  2. HI, I took the NCLEX yesterday and think I failed. The computer stopped at 105 or 106 questions and I felt it was pretty hard. I came home and looked up some of the "easy" questions I remembered and got them wrong. Just wondering cause everyone seems to pass with 75 or 265 questions. Teresa
  3. Hi, I am a nursing student very interested in L&D. I was possibly thinking of going back to school in the future for nurse midwifery education. I was wondering if any of you guys that work in L&D would ever consider going back to school for CNM? What are your experiences working with them on the floor? Teresa
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    Greensboro anyone?

    My family and I have been considering relocating fron CT to NC. We came down and looked at Charlotte and Concord which is right outside the city. Have been searching around and found greensboro and it seems like it might be a place for us. So what's it like? How is nursing in the area? What are pay rates? I've been a nurse for 3 years, worked in medicine for 2 and postpartum for 1. How is housing? Crime? Good place to raise kids?:wink2: :wink2:
  5. Just wondering if anyone has done this. I thought it would be a good way for us to live somewhere else and for me to have a travel experience. Pros or cons? I have a husband and 2 young children that would be going with me.
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    Anyone work weekends only?

    I just had my second baby and am considering taking a position when I return to work working weekends only. The pay is great and I would be able to stay home with my kids during the week. The negative is not being home on weekends when my husband is off and I could miss a lot. Anyone work weekends only? What do you like/dislike? Teresa
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    Age when you had your first child?

    #1 I was 21. #2 I am 23 almost 24 (just had her 2 weeks ago). Fortunately I finished my 2 year nursing program right as I found out I was pg with #1. I am happy to have my kids this young and have no regrets.
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    Any baylors here?

    Hi, I'm currently in search of a baylor nursing job only working weekends due to the fact that i just had a baby and want to be home more. Any advice from those who are currently doing this? How do you like it? How does your family take you always working weekends? Teresa
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    Going back after maternity leave advice

    Hi, I've been on maternity leave for almost 8 weeks now and unfortunately will be going back to work on Sunday:o . After much debating I realized that I needed to go back to work because we need the money. Well despite the fact that I'm sad to leave my baby, I'm afraid to go back. A little background: I work on a medical floor and have for about 6 months before having my baby. This is my first job so I didn't really feel all that comfortable when I left being a new grad and all. Now coming back after 2 months being off I'm afraid I've forgotten everything. Well I know I couldn't forget everything, but I'm sure I've forgotten some things like some procedures, meds, etc. I'm just scared I'm gonna come back and make a bad mistake or something. I'm really afraid because now I have a baby to come home to. Any advice on how to ease my transition? Teresa
  10. Hi, just looking for advise from those that have worked while being pregnant. I have gotten to the point where none of my scrub tops fit. I hate to buy giant scrubs for three more months. Any advice? Teresa
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    I passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I woke up this morning and checked my results. The page that had were you pay the 8 bucks was there and I freaked!!! I paid and it said pass!!!!!!!! I am so happy that I am officially an RN. Good luck to everyone waiting. My buddy I went with is at work right now and I have to work at 3p and I can't wait to tell her they are up! Thanks to everyone cheering for me! Teresa
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    2003- Who's graduating this year?

    Hello everybody! Just wanted to see who else is graduating this year. Despite the fact that I don't know how I got this far and that sometimes I don't think I will make it, I hope I will. I graduate May 9th. Good luck to everyone! Teresa
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    Question for postpardum nurses

    Hi, My name is Teresa and I will be graduating with my associates in May. I have been interested in OB nursing ever since I started school. I took on an intership on an LDRP this summer and loved it but don't know if L&D is for me. Honestly, I think I'm scared of the major responsibility and I don't think my assessment skills are high enough to start in this area. I was thinking of taking a job at a large hospital in my area (Yale New Haven Hospital) in postaprdum. My question is what is the role of a postaprdum nurse? Do you have to float to L&D? What types of patients do you see? Do you feel that you are able to keep your med/surg skills in this area? Do you feel its a good place for a new grad to start? Thanks in advance! Teresa
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    Question for postpardum nurses

    Thanks so much everybody. Sorry for the incorrect spelling. I think I'm going to do a nurse shadowing experience there sometime in the near future. Teresa
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    What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby?

    What exactly is this supposed to mean? So now we are picking on specific cultures now? I've heard that name around and none of the people were black. Teresa
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    Any future nurse midwives here?

    Hi, I was just wondering how many of you nurses that work in OB plan on becoming nurse midwives. I have always seen it as an untimate goal of mine and was wondering if anyone else shared the dream. Teresa
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    LDRP or LDR? What are the pros and cons?

    Hi, I recently got an intership in the hospital I do my clinical in for school which is an LDRP. Basically the staff is not all that freindly and the staff is small so they work together have been described as their own "dysfuctional family." My question is that I would like to know from those of you who work in L&D, postpardum, or work in an LDRP what are the pros and cons of each? I just went to an open house for a large hospital here that has LDR's and I am questioning whether or not I would want to put time into this floor that I got the internship on as far as possible work in the future. Will I ever fit in with these seasoned nurses who are used to doing things THEIR way? Please help! Teresa
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    How many of us are under 25?

    Hi, I was just wondering how many people were under the age of 25. I guess it would be nice to know that others my age are going through this. Just write in and tell everyone a little about yourself like when you graduate, start, family, etc. Okay, I will start. My name is Teresa and I am in an associates degree program. I graduate next May and I am very interested in L&d or postpardum. I am 19 years old (20 when I graduate) and I am getting married in December. Okay, good luck to everybody!! Teresa
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    Anyone here work in an LDRP?

    Hi, I just started an inetrnship in an LDRP and was looking for any advice on learning both sides (L&D and PP). Teresa
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    Another shoes question

    Hi, this might sound stupid but I have seen lots of people wearing these clogs in the hospital and I would really love to get a pair and I was wondering if they can be found online and if anyone can help me. I will try to explain what they look like: they are like this clear plastic but they are not birki's or those other hard plastic clogs with a heel. They don't really have a heel and I have seen them in clear, pink, and even clear green on some people. Sorry again for asking, but I love these clogs! Thx, Teresa
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    Summer Work..

    Hi, this summer I got an internship at the hospital that my school is connected to in the Family Birthing Center. I will be considered a student nurse intern and my salary is $11/hr. I don't think its too bad. It can possibly lead to a job during my last year next year and even as a new grad. Well see how it goes. I start June 3 for 40hrs per week. Teresa
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    How old are you?

    Hi, I am 19 (turn 20 in Septmeber) and will be 20 when I gradute next year with my ADN. I hope to go on to get my BSN and MSN in the future. Teresa:)
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    Dean's List!!!

    I made the dean's list too!! I'm so happy and hope that I can keep this up through next year! Teresa
  24. Hi, I have always wanted to to L&D ever since I started nursing school. Now that I am ready to figure out where I want to get internships and jobs for the summer, people have been telling me that by going into L&D I will lose the things I've learned in doing med-surg in nursing school and won't know how to do anything if I ever decide to leave L&D nursing. Is this true? Do any of you feel like you are any less of a nurse because you don't give insulin as much or do things like peritoneal dialysis or give digoxin? Have people ever looked down on you and said that you know nothing about how to take care of a male? I am not putting anyone down, I just feel like everyone is telling me not to cheat myself in becoming an OB nurse. I know all of you guys are sooo smart, I'm not saying that. I just need some help from your perspective which I trust. Thank you so much! Teresa
  25. Hey, i was just wondering if anyone was pregnant or going to be pregnant when they graduate this year. I am getting married in December and my fiance and I are thinking about TTC but i would be like 4 or 5 months pregnant at graduation next May(2003). I just wanted to see if anyone here is in that boat and wondering how things are going with getting jobs and starting out. Teresa