Danielle - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi everybody, I'm Danielle and do I have a story to tell. Well with my first baby, I had a girl and my nurses were wonderful. My daughter did have a little problem with her blood sugar levels the night she was born, but I think that had to do with me also being gestational diabetic during my last trimester months. She ate every 5hrs as a newborn, which was wonderful my doctor and nurses took very good care of me and by little girl while we were there. My second baby was the complete opposite. I had a boy and when he came out, he never cried. So automatically all the nurses were like "oh what's wrong with him, why isn't he crying" which is fine but when I got my drugs(Yes I'm a total wimp LOL) I was like 7cm dialated so when he came out, he was completely out of it because of the drugs. So then they finally figured it out and weighed him and everything so then everybody was brought to the room I stayed in. The first night was hell! I had to ask someone if they could watch my son so I could get a good night sleep(I have been up for 2days straight at this point) so they did. Then they bring him back at 3 in the morning telling me that I have to take care of him for the rest of the night. WTF!?? They told me they were "too busy" even when there were 2 other nurses just sitting there! So the next day I got yelled at for feeding my son too much. I'm sorry but if he's not gonna take his soother, what else am I supposed to do to calm him down! My son ate every hour and a half and was only taking 1oz at a time. Then later on I got asked my 3 different nurses if I had done any drugs, smoked, drank alcohol or took any other pills other then folic acid during my pregnancy. What kind of question is that? My son had shakes really bad when he was born but that doesn't mean I did anything does it? Then later that night, when my husband was leaving, they cornered my husband and asked him the same damn question! Umm hello don't you nurses talk to each other about this stuff. During the night that night, I had to ask again if they could watch my son so I could get some needed sleep. Guess that they do...They brought him back at 1 in the morning so I could feed him then again at 5 in the morning for me to take him for the rest of the night. We brought our son to a chiropractor to see about his shaking and it turns out it was only a pinched nurve from the delivery!