I was being punished again and had my two least favorite nurses again caring for my three laboring women. I guess I need to kiss somebody's a$$ so this doesn't happen again anytime soon :p So the return of Nurse Sucky and Nurse Crappy.
I am so happy because a patient who was due on this first week of January did not deliver while i was out on PTO. She and I have had such a great time - one of those really strong connections. Her cervix was 4cms and the head was down low so she came in for AROM and to have a baby. She's a grand multip with a history of fast labors...the longest was 5 hours and the shortest was 1 hour. I was happy to bring her in for a controlled induction although it was entirely her choice. I was just afraid she would not make it to the hospital, or if she did, I wouldn't get there in time to catch. We both very much wanted me to be present :) The downside to intervening versus spontaneous labor was that labor took longer than it probably would have otherwise. I had warned her that might be the case. Her labor was about 6-7 hours this time. She did a wonderful job though. This was her last baby and she finished with a perfect record of all natural births :) Nurse Sucky wasn't too bad....course the patient was off the monitor most of the time and I was there doing labor support. She was a little involved in charting on the computer during delivery. So intead of anticipating my needs (which most nurses do quite well - I'm not being egotistical or anything, they really do a great job usually), I frequently had to get her attention. Grr.
Well....more later....gotta put my knee up.