Delivery_Queen’s Weblog

A Baby For Christmas

Posted on: December 6, 2009

I have a friend who is due to have her fourth child on Christmas day. I hope she has her baby exactly on her due date. There’s nothing like having a baby on Christmas. Hopefully the baby won’t grow up getting ripped off with sharing birthday and Christmas gifts combined. I told my friend to make sure she goes to the hospital as soon as she feels her contractions getting close and strong. I joked around with her that I didn’t want to deliver her baby at her house. I my career as a  labor and deliver nurse I have delivered countless of babies. I have experienced both the happy and sad moments of childbirth. One experience still lingers with me……It was the first time I ever had a patient that had a prolapsed cord. I don’t know who had more of an adrenaline rush….  The patient was a multigravida and dilated 5-6 cm. I called her Dr and received orders from him. Because the Doctor lived 20 minutes away he decided to come to the hospital. My coworkers were rushing me on the patient’s bed. I remember the Doctor lived 20 minutes away and he had a habit of coming in to the hospital sooner than later. I prayed that this time he would get there sooner than later. When the Doctor arrived he was suprised when he was told his patient was in surgery.  The outcome was a live birth by C/S. This year the boy is twenty years old. Oh how I wish that I could meet him. I was 24 years old at the time that I was his mother’s nurse. But that was then and this is now…………. I am off on a new journey. 2010 will bring a new year of opportunities and blessings for me.

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