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Sometimes I hate L&D triage. Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
1st Jun '13

I've been feeling insane pressure since yesterday. Feels like baby is attempting her escape through my butt. Gross I know, but easiest way to describe it. I've also had bad back pain. My OB is wonderful, but when he told me at my last appointment that if I "feel anything not right, go straight in and don't wait for an appointment" I shouldn't have listened lol.
Anyways, for the pressure, I went in to L&D. I told them my r/c/s is scheduled for Tuesday, with my DD1 my water broke, but I never dilated past 1. I told them that with the pressure I was having, I would rather be safe than sorry. SO works an hour and a half from our home, and our home is 30 mins at best from the hospital.
Right off the bat the nurse was kind of snippy with me. "You aren't in labor if you aren't contracting every 3 minutes." "Don't be disappointed if the doctor sends you home, your not scheduled until Tuesday." "It's best for baby to stay in" "Why are you having a repeat cesarean? Oh, your body just doesn't like doing the 'labor' thing"....
1. I am fully aware that it was far from likely for me to be in labor, like I said, BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY.
2. I'm fully aware that I'm not scheduled til Tuesday. I was FAR from wanting to be cut open today. I've got shit to do, lady.
3. I AM NOT TRYING TO GET BABY OUT. Back again to better safe than sorry. I would rather go in for them to tell me I was being a wimp and send me home, than to NOT go and end up stranded at my home in labor.
4. That was just a bitch thing to say. I didn't CHOOSE to have my water break the first time around, and not progress in the 16 hours it was broken. Bite me.



My OB office is AMAZING, I love my doctors. But I hope to God that my hospital stay will not be a dramatic one with me pissed off the whole time. URGH!

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
1st Jun '13

Ugh :/ I'm sorry
I went to L&D when I was pregnant with my son for what I thought was preterm labor,the nurse examined me and said "I can't find her cervix" took 3 nurses to find it.
I don't have a tilted cervix or anything :/ they were just stupid

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
1st Jun '13

I never really had problems with this hospital, but at Flowers in Alabama, I was back and forth during my first two labors at least once a week for stress tests per my doctors orders. I went in at 36 weeks with DD because I was positive I was leaking fluid. They told me that you "don't leak fluid, it just gushes out" :roll: I really was leaking fluid, and did until I had her at 38 + 6

Belle. { 27 weeks } Due February 14 (boy); 1 child; Alberta 5152 posts
status 1st Jun '13

I feel like nurses can either be extremely nice or extremely fucking bitchy

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
1st Jun '13

I'm sorry :(



I HATE labor and delivery nurses, like the ones that are the first ones you see, I don't think I'm explaining it well.



But anyways it's like every woman that goes in there they are rude to at least at my hospital. Thank god you usually don't spend long there!




I went in after seeing my dr once and was in horrible pain, like balling my eyes out pain. Wasn't labor or anything but he put me on the monitor for like 5 minutes and DSs heart rate was sky rocketing over 200. So he sent me to L&D and the nurse there was like, well that's so stupid you can't get an accurate reading in 5 minutes, did you try Tylenol, well lets switch sides, okay breathe, your not breathing properly and blah blah blah.




I wanted to punch that bitch in the face! After 2 hours of her telling me I wasn't breathing properly and that's why my sons heart rate was sky rocketing and my blood pressure beig through the roof, my dr FINALLY came in and said they were gonna induce me and I got the hell outta there! Worse experience in the world!

DifferentDay Due June 2; 34 kids; Tennessee 3473 posts
1st Jun '13

Report her! What a bitch! If u have her as ur caregiver during the stay w the rcs ask to be assigned a new one. Don't be miserable bc of her

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
1st Jun '13

I can honestly say I've never actually had to go through L&D triage. I was always immediately admitted! My experiences were with the L&D nurses themselves.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" I never really had problems with this hospital, but at Flowers in Alabama, I was back and forth during ... [snip!] ... told me that you "don't leak fluid, it just gushes out" :roll: I really was leaking fluid, and did until I had her at 38 + 6"


I was told the same thing with DD1! I had a trickle, and then little drops throughout the day, went to L&D and before they even checked me they were like "well you would be in A LOT of pain if your water was REALLY broken".,.. Like they didn't believe me!
Of course as she was saying that, she was testing to see if it really was broken, sure enough, it was. I just wanted to laugh in her face and be like TOLD YOU.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Belle.:" I feel like nurses can either be extremely nice or extremely fucking bitchy"


Agreed. I understand we all have bad days. Or maybe she was on a 15 hour shift, or not feeling well. Or whatever the case may be. But L&D really isn't the place to be being bitchy lol.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Brantley + 1:" I'm sorry :( I HATE labor and delivery nurses, like the ones that are the first ones you see, I don't ... [snip!] ... roof, my dr FINALLY came in and said they were gonna induce me and I got the hell outta there! Worse experience in the world!"


I know exactly what you mean. With my last, when I first went it, it was my first time. I was terrified out of my mind, and the nurses being bitchy DID NOT help. Luckily once I was past those nurses, it got better. They seem much nicer during the actual stay.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting Munchkin Maker:" I was told the same thing with DD1! I had a trickle, and then little drops throughout the day, went ... [snip!] ... she was testing to see if it really was broken, sure enough, it was. I just wanted to laugh in her face and be like TOLD YOU."


My tests came up negative. They'd get all huffy when I told them that there WAS something wrong. I'm like "I FUCKING KNOW IF I PISSED MYSELF!" Come to find out DD would move and stop the leak, then once she moved again it started up again. When I went in at 38+6 because she wasn't moving and I didn't feel right, there was no fluid so I'm like, yeah, tell me again it wasn't leaking!

Amy mommy of 4 Due June 27 (boy); 51 kids; Arlington, Washington 361 posts
2nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Munchkin Maker:</b>" I've been feeling insane pressure since yesterday. Feels like baby is attempting her escape through my ... [snip!] ... I love my doctors. But I hope to God that my hospital stay will not be a dramatic one with me pissed off the whole time. URGH!"</blockquote>



I hear ya. Im not to happy with my last expeeience. They sent me home 90% effaced and 2 cm dialayed with contractions every 5 to 7 min. So since I quit crying and she said I looked better they sent me home. Were I think I been laboring since and in alot of pain. Im only 36 weeks. But they admitted me last week for contractions. Im so confused. It really does depend on your nurse you get. And not your doc. If the nurse doesnt feel like dealing with u they, alk the doc into sending u home. I use to work on a maternity unit so I know this to be true from all their damn gossip.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
2nd Jun '13
Quoting Amy mommy of 4:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Munchkin Maker:</b>" I've been feeling insane pressure since ... [snip!] ... they, alk the doc into sending u home. I use to work on a maternity unit so I know this to be true from all their damn gossip."


Ugh that is so sad!!
I'm sorry they sent you home. Definitely not right that because they don't want to deal with people they send them on their way!
I just hope the actual stay is better!

Redhead&lovingit 18 kids; Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan 50 posts
2nd Jun '13

Im a natural redhead. Lets start off with that. With my daughter she was confused on when to come out. So my ob started sending me for non stress test every week. Well one of those times I was having mild contractions so they had to check me and so on. The nurse lefted up my sheet and said you are a natural redhead. Mind you I was like 37 weeks, tired, annoyed and hungry. Dude she was lucky there was another nurse in there that could read body language cause i almost punched that chick in the face. It wasnt funny to me. So the other nurse told her to leave the room and not to come back in. Lol. Hun if you ever get a nurse thats being bitchy or mean or whatever ask for a different nurse or punch them in the face and blame it on pregnancy. Lol good luck.