Modern Family Does Labor and Delivery

This is how I feel my first of five days in a row.

This is how I feel my first of five days in a row.

This is how I feel when my favorite charge nurse is working.

This is how I feel when I go to work, and my favorite charge nurse is working… (you know who you are!)

This is how I feel when I find out I'm working mother-baby.

This is how I feel when I find out I’m working mother-baby.

This is how I feel when someone comes in complete, and I get switched to be a labor nurse.

This is how I feel when someone comes in complete, and I get switched to be a labor nurse.

This is how I feel when my heart tones are down.

This is how I feel when my heart tones are down.

This is how I feel when a little O2 and a position change fixes everything.

This is how I feel when a little O2 and a position change fixes everything.

 This is how I feel when I get a second labor patient, and end up Piting two active labor patients.


This is how I feel when I get a second labor patient, and end up Piting two active labor patients.

This is how I feel when I tell a mom to hold her baby skin-to-skin after delivery.

This is how I feel when I tell a mom to hold her baby skin-to-skin after delivery.

This is how I feel when the grandmother says she's going to hold the baby first.

This is how I feel when the grandmother says she’s going to hold the baby first.

 This is how I feel when my patient delivers.

This is how I feel when my patient delivers.

This is how I feel when the patient holds her baby skin-to-skin and the baby self latches.

This is how I feel when the patient holds her baby skin-to-skin immediately after delivery and the baby self latches and breastfeeds within the first hour.

This is how I feel looking for a nurse to give report to when one of them is about to delivery.

This is how I feel looking for a nurse to give report to so I can deliver my other patient.

This is how I feel when my patient is contracting every two minutes, and I'm asked to increase the Pitocin.

This is how I feel when my patient is contracting every two minutes, and I’m asked to increase the Pitocin.

This is how my husband feels every time he comes to the unit and every nurse tries to talk to him.

This is how my husband feels every time he comes to the unit and every nurse tries to talk to him.

This is what happens when I try to tell my husband every cool/gross thing that happened to me at work that day.

This is what happens when I try to tell my husband every cool/gross thing that happened to me at work that day.

And this is how I feel when I wake up on my first day off.

And this is how I feel when I wake up on my first day off.

Until my next delivery ❤

Shout out to all my labor patients! ❤ And I really looove working mother-baby 😉



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12 replies

  1. You missed a picture of taking a cell phone away from your “the pain is 10/10” labor check who is only 1 cm and tell her to go home and come back when she can’t text or Facebook anymore because she wants to throw her cell phone across the room! That’s my description to some of these triage patients! LOL.

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    • I always tell my patients your contractions should make you unable to walk talk or use your cellphone!

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    • L&D nurse here! I was stuck at 1.5 cm for like 8 hours with horrendous back labor. Then, I went to 5 cm after they let me get out of bed for 15 minutes. Trust me when I say I was having active labor contractions at 1.5 cm.
      Cervixes are weird and mysterious creatures at times. That being said, I was definitely not on my cell phone. I was praying for God to kill me faster. 😜

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  2. Thank you
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  3. Needs one for when you have family members/friends whose idea of support is sitting on the chairs in the corner of a room, cracking jokes and updating the whole world via text/facebook/twitter, instead of, y’know, supporting the mother!

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  4. I love this! So incredibly accurate and hysterically funny! I love the show modern family and I love being an L&D nurse- it’s the best and most rewarding job in the world. Just found this blog will have to share will my hospital family……so good!

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  5. Hi there. As a nursing/midwifery student in Australia I really love reading your insights into the maternity system in the US. I’ve nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. Here’s the link: http://caitielou.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/one-lovely-blog-award/

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  6. Girl. This is the funniest thing….

    Thanks for sharing and I’m glad our paths have crossed with Awhonn!!!

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