*not the real baby, that would be wrong on so many levels...
**I only tell this story because I know you'll all hear it from her, I won't say names in the interest of patient confidentiality, but among friends, I know she'll be telling the story too!
So, the week of nights turned out to be much better than my week of days. In the last two nights on service I delivered 3 babies! But by far the best story happened on the last night, Thursday! I guess technically it was very early on Friday morning. It was shaping up to be a slow night, steady in triage, but no one, not in the whole hospital, was in labor. So, myself and the residents were going to head down to the caf for a snack. As we were walking out toward the elevator, I saw a familiar face in a whole lot of pain. One of the ladies from my sorority in college was coming in to triage in labor! The residents assured me we still had time, the nurses would check her in and get her set up. I ate "lunch" and my intern checked to make sure she was ok with me being present during delivery. She was fine with it and being transferred to the low risk floor. I got her stuff together and was headed up to get her history for the admission paperwork. When I walked in the room, I knew there was going to be no history taking. She was complete and ready to go. I ran out, called my intern, and went back into the room. I realized there was no time for waiting for the docs and grabbed a gown and gloves. My intern made it up to stand behind me for support, but the little one was not waiting any longer for the grand entrance. I was able to deliver my sorority sister on my own. It was so exciting! All the docs thought it was a hilarious story, and my attending let me sign the fake birth certificate that goes in the baby book. I felt so lucky, priveleged really, to be part of it. I think my interest in ob/gyn is secure.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Posted by L.G. at 9:28 AM