silly ?--anyone else hate calling L&D "the baby factory"


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i called it the baby factory when i worked many years for a hospital that had over 7000 births a year, and we were required to "get 'em in and get 'em out" as quickly as possible, i.e. assembly-line birthing. it was my sardonic way of expressing my frustration and sadness at how i was not practising the way i wanted to. :crying2:


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Specializes in L&D. Has 16 years experience.

I went from a hospital that did around 3,000 deliveries/yr to one that does around 8,000/yr and I can see how one would be tempted to call such a hospital a "baby factory". However, I would like to say that my bedside nursing care has not changed and I am still able to treat each woman's birth as special and unique!