[IL-CNM:723] Re: kudos to Homefirst

Gayle Riedmann gaylecnm at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 3 14:34:50 CST 2000


Aleeca,
Would my hospital practice allow a 28 hour 1st stage and 5 or 6 hour second 
stage? - yes!  I have great back-up docs who trust our judgement and admire 
our patience as midwives.
You must be pooped, but pleased.  Those kind of births drain me.  Rest well.
Gayle...West Suburban Hospital - Oak Park


>From: aleeca bell <aleecabell at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: IL-CNM at LUC.EDU
>To: Discussion List for Certified Nurse Midwives in IL <IL-CNM at LUC.EDU>
>Subject: [IL-CNM:714] kudos to Homefirst
>Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 16:16:00 -0800 (PST)
>
>I am very proud of the care my practice provides and
>want to do some crowing.  I just got home from a VERY
>LONG primiparous labor with 5 hours of strong pushing.
>  Our practice probably attends one or two births per
>month with difficult 4 - 6 hour 2nd stages.  Of course
>the women pushing have awesome attitudes, but our
>success relies on tremendous team-work.  In the case
>of last night, we had 2 nurses supporting the 28 hour
>first stage, and another 2 nurses for the 5 hour 2nd
>stage, along with a physician and myself.  Would this
>have ever been allowed in a hospital setting?
>
>Aleeca
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