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Record number of deliveries?

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I'm from the Portland,OR area and all of the hospitals here are posting record numbers. I was wondering is this a trend everywhere or is it some freak baby boom for us? We are a Level IIa, have 42 LDRP rooms and average 380-400 babies a month. In May we had 435 and June was 479. On several occassions we had to send patients to our med-surg floor because we needed birth rooms. Just curious if other facilities are brimming with new families.

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We have 12 LDRPS, and avg 100-150 births/month. Which is an avg of 3-5 deliveries per day right? Of course some days we have 1, and other days we have 8, but...... I'm not sure where we are this month but I can tell you our record date was March 31. 16 births in 24 hours! With 12 LDRP's, we were definitely shuffling pts.

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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our usual ups and downs far as I can tell.

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July has been very busy for us also (what happened nine months ago??) August looks very busy also. We are a very small unit (300/year) and we keep a list of our girls that are due. We average 20-24 per month and the last week in August we have 12 due alone! It gets very crazy when you only have 2 nurses per shift!

Beth

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yes, we too have had record number of deliveries. Admin is attributing it to the facility's growth, though.

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I work in a facility with 20 LDR rooms, 3 ORs and and approximately 45 postpartum beds...not including the 5 antepartum beds.

WE ARE FULL!!!!!!!!!

Last week, we had to close to ER runs because we had NO PLACE to put the pts who were delivering already on the unit. So we had to turn our east side of the unit into postpartum. All told, we had about 60 pts POST delivery. A good few of them were post partum Mag-ers...so our acuity was increased on top of all that.

Last month, we had about 600 hundred deliveries. We usually average a little under/over 500. Our increase is attributed to one hospital in the area closing OB...but the rest is just because this is, historically, our "busy season". :uhoh21:

And last week, I worked 5 long, HARD days too!!! I was exhausted!! :o

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we were busier then usual last month, but slower than usual this month. It all evens out I think.

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We're always full all the time, but no, we haven't noticed an unusual increase at this time.

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jemommyRN specializes in ICU.

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July has been very busy for us also (what happened nine months ago??)

Beth

I got pregnant in late October/early November. At the time, there were 4 other girls at my job who had gotten pregnant at the same time. Our babies were due in June/July. I was told that the time of year that I got pregnant was "baby making season". and that was before I conceived. :imbar

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USA987 has 15 years experience and specializes in L&D, Behavioral Health.

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We have 7 L&D rooms, 2 OR suites, 25 Postpartum beds, Level II w/extended capabilities nursery...we average 180 deliveries/month. Last week when I counted we were already up to 241 deliveries for July...had 23 deliveries in a 36 hr. period...our SCN census is usually around 2 babies, but last night when I left we had 7....

I LOVE summer :o

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We originally had 9 Labor Rooms, and 18 Postpartum beds, We have had to expand or unit due to another local hospital closing their L&D. We now have 16 Labor rooms, 2 ORs, and a 30 bed Postpartum unit. Plus 9 Antepartum rooms. Summer is always busy for us. But our new unit is an overflow medsurg unit. Every room but 1 is a 3-4 bed room. I hate forcing new moms and babies to share rooms, especially the post c-sections. They have to put up with it for 3 days. I heard the holidays are always a busy baby making season, hence the busy summers.:rolleyes:

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JenTheRN has 10 years experience and specializes in PERI OPERATIVE.

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July has been very busy for us also (what happened nine months ago??) August looks very busy also. We are a very small unit (300/year) and we keep a list of our girls that are due. We average 20-24 per month and the last week in August we have 12 due alone! It gets very crazy when you only have 2 nurses per shift!

Beth

Beth, your OB Dept sounds a lot like mine. We only have three LRDP beds, and have about 300 deliveries a year. We have been VERY busy the past couple of months. We had like, three deliveries in one day, and that is really too much for our two nurses to handle, esp when they all have epidurals. We have been calling people to work extra shifts left and right. We also have the nursery in our department, and I think the most babies at a time I have seen has been 7.

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