Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We're not talking about stirrup pants here people.

I've wrestled with this idea for 2 days now and am finally convinced to just Go For It.

I'm hosting my first (and maybe only) Q&A. Cue the cheers and applause!

And I know there are plenty of curious minds out there who want to know all the ins and outs and gory details of working in Labor & Delivery. Maybe some of you don't want to know ALL the details. Sometimes I try hard to forget ALL the details. But all the other fun parts, scary parts, hilarious parts and sad parts are fun to share. I've spent many a Girl's Night answering questions about my life in L&D. What's the most popular baby name? What's the craziest name you've ever seen? What's the grossest thing you've ever seen? And so on.

You know you're curious. Leave a comment with your question (or questions!!) and wait excitedly for a followup post with all the answers!

Don't leave me hanging here.


Leave me a comment... now.

Ps. Thanks Google for that great stirrup pant picture. Get the joke? Stirrups? Stirrup pants? Hello? Is this thing on???


Allison said...

HAHAAHAHA... I get it!

Most appreciated thing a patient can do for their nurse?

What is the best thing a patient or their family has done for you?

Anonymous said...

Whats the grossest thing youve ever seen?

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Love the stirrup joke. ;)

How common is hemorrhaging after delivery?
(I nearly died with my 1st. Had a blood transfusion. Long story. Went on to have two more babies, though!)

Sophisticated Steps

Carey said...

1) What percentage of people poop? Most? I sure did.
2) Are most laboring moms vulgar? I'd like to say I was polite as possible.
3) How about hair-down-there? Sorry, too much, eh?
4) Fastest delivery story.

Melody said...

I love your blog! And the stirrup pants crack me up even though I was a stirrup pants kind-a-girl back in the day. I thought I hot stuff in those wedgie giving britches.

Okay, my question is this....have you ever delivered a baby where the Mother was like "Huh, didn't know I was prego until an hour ago!!"

Erika said...

Ever had any 'baby daddy' surprises? Like...one time I heard about a situation where the married parents (both white) were there and mom delivered baby and it was SURPRISE!!! Definitely not white. Dad was a little shocked. I think things went downhill from there...

Also, now that you've probably seen it all, L&D-wise, how does this affect your OWN birth plans? I know you're not itchin' to give birth anytime soon (is it BECAUSE of all you know?)...but when you do, are you a bigger fan of au naturel (doulas and midwives), maybe a waterbirth...or a more traditional 'natural' (with epidurals and pitocin and such), or like...planned c-section all the way? Opinions?

Susan said...

So, I came over from Erika's blog (you're welcome, Ericka!) and I have a question:

In January I will begin my L&D rotation in nursing school. What advice would you give me when it comes to the patients? I'm not too nervous about the delivery part because I've been in 3 and I've had 2 c-sections myself. I just want to know what the mom needs and how to keep her the most comfortable!

Thanks! Susan

Casey D said...

Oh sister, your so funny. Hmmm..questions, questions...

So What is the funniest thing a laboring woman has ever shouted out in the "heat of the moment"?

How many husbands or significant others (on average) pass out during a delivery?

Love you!

Carley said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

I have a question for you: what advice would you give to someone going through nursing school?

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