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10 Things that Labor Nurses Fear

All nurses have rational and irrational fears that haunt our waking and sleeping hours.

Here are 10 of the top labor nurse fears.

 

 

Realizing at change of shift you had a patient and didn't know it.
1. Realizing at change of shift you had a patient and didn’t know it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling the father of the baby Grandpa by mistake.
2. Calling the father of the baby Grandpa by mistake.
Monitoring Multiples.
3. Monitoring Multiples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farting in a mother's room.
4. Farting in a mother’s room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling in the OB because her cervix is complete and its really 1 cm and REALLY, REALLY thin.
5. Calling in the OB because her cervix is complete.                                                                             But its only 1 cm and REALLY, REALLY thin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falling asleep in the mother's room, at the nursing station, in the OR, or in the bathroom.  You are soon tired!
6. Falling asleep in the mother’s room, at the nursing station, in the OR, or in the bathroom. You are so tired!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catching lice, scabies or any other critter from your patient and their visitors.
7. Catching lice, scabies or any other critter from your patient and their visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dropping the baby.  Those little guys are slippery!
8. Dropping the baby. Those little guys are slippery!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not being to keep your game face on when the mom who has no drug history has a positive drug,  a mom whispers for you to check if the baby looks Asian , or a mom who bragged about her pain tolerance gets an epidural at 2cm.
9. Not being to keep your game face on when the mom who has no drug history has a positive drug, a mom whispers for you to check if the baby looks Asian , or a mom who bragged about her pain tolerance gets an epidural at 2cm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full moon, rain, and days that the OB offices are closed.
10. The full moon, rain, and days that the OB offices are closed.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What fears about labor and delivery keep you up at night?

 

 

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