to implore you not to push out ypur babies at 7.20 am?

(144 Posts)
TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 09:08:42

It's all very lovely but it is such shocking timing when you've been awake for too many hours and hoping to be in bed by 8.

If you catch a dear little squidgy pink baby at 7.20. Then you have to wait for a placenta. Then cuddle. The write it all down coherently and legibly.

So if you could get it done an hour or so before 7 that would be super. Thanks.

ChestyLeRoux Sat 02-Mar-13 09:10:37

Are you a midwife?

uberalice Sat 02-Mar-13 09:14:01


IsThatTrue Sat 02-Mar-13 09:14:56

smile how about 22.40 is that ok or did I piss my midwife off? especially as I only walked through the door at 22.00 and the unit was empty until then

I did ok with dd 17.10 and ds1 06.00 smile

x2boys Sat 02-Mar-13 09:15:38

i,m assuming your a midwife as a nurse myself [ mental health ] if you need admission to hospital could you make it around 4pm and give me time to get all relevant paperwork done seen by doctor etc not 7pm to near the end of my shift thanks?

StrawberryMojito Sat 02-Mar-13 09:16:46

I gave birth to my DS at 8.20am giving the early shift chance to start and the night shift chance to go home. I'm considerate like that.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 09:18:06

22.40 is good.

Between 6.30 and 7.30 is particularly bad.

13.01 here - 40 mins after kick off. Placenta almost immediately after.

Think my MW was hoping for lunch at a reasonable time. Don't think she counted on a second degree tear requiring an hour and a half of Dr stitching and more gas and air because the local didn't work. We were all half starved for lunch after that lol!

issimma Sat 02-Mar-13 09:19:49

My lovely mw stayed until dd was born at 8.16 (2 hour pushing stage). She only left to phone her DH to ask him to get her kids to school. Will never forget especially as the one who took over on the day shift was an evil witch.

I waited until 8.20am to have a cord prolapse on the ward with ds3. The doctors and registrar had just arrived on the ward and the mw had just come into our room to say good morning so good timing on my part!

LeaveTheBastid Sat 02-Mar-13 09:20:05

I gave birth at 9.15am, gave the day staff a chance to get their coats off and have brew, always thinking of others even in such trying times grin

I arrived at hospital at 7am on the Thursday, and had to wait til 8am to be checked over (by which time my labour had stalled and I was sent home)

I went back that evening and finally delivered at 6.24am the following morning! I felt really sorry for the MW's cos each time was a shift change!

ChestyLeRoux Sat 02-Mar-13 09:21:29

I agree midwives wont look after you if you have a baby at that time.I had mine about 6am and they left me needing significant stitches.They didnt check me properly and then I had to go under general 4 months later very infected. Its cause they were rushing to go home.

Cavort Sat 02-Mar-13 09:21:41

Currently 23 weeks and I will take this on board and try to avoid 6.30-7.30am. grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 09:22:37

4am is also not good. I feel like curling up and dying around then.

ChestyLeRoux Sat 02-Mar-13 09:23:01

Also they managed to not record I was in hospital and the next day when my mum rang they said they had never heard of me shock

I managed 7.30pm and 3.30am. grin

tabulahrasa Sat 02-Mar-13 09:23:42

I has both of mine md-morning so it was all done and dusted just in time for lunch - because I'm nice like that. [wnk]

SuffolkNWhat Sat 02-Mar-13 09:24:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

geekette Sat 02-Mar-13 09:24:33

my active labour started during handover.

for other reasons I knew the handover process pretty well and waited it out.

I was screaming like a banshee towards the end of it grin I got lots of g&a for my troubles smile

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 09:24:35

Sparkling. That is just not on.

tabulahrasa Sat 02-Mar-13 09:25:26

That was supposed to be wink just in case anyone wondered what the missing vowel was... Or it could have been a very odd smiley, lol

BlackholesAndRevelations Sat 02-Mar-13 09:25:51

3.15 pm and 11.20 am here <considerate>

I was only in labour for 35 minutes though with DS2 Taggie do I get Brownie points for that?

4am is the time I start to feel pretty crappy when on a night shift as well, I always had lots of chocolate for that time in the morning.

Ds1 was born at 5.15 am, he was probably my worse timed arrival grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 09:27:22

Only of he was/is very cute and sqiudgy.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sat 02-Mar-13 09:27:29

7pm not good either. Then You get shoved out and sent home, tired, hurt and bewildered at 2 am shock that's brutal. Nothing seems good at 2am especially new parenthood

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 02-Mar-13 09:27:55

Um, no, sorry. 7.25am for DS.
DD was an afternoon person and still is.

Punkatheart Sat 02-Mar-13 09:28:41

So a case of DON'T call the midwife!

I had my little cutie at 5.05am. No one else on the ward and I had everyone else's breakfasts. Happy days.

He was Taggie but he wasn't really cooked. I had the flu and I think he bailed out early because he was sick of the coughing. grin

Aspiemum2 Sat 02-Mar-13 09:28:44

I had the twins at 07.27 & 07.41 <selfish>

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Sat 02-Mar-13 09:28:55

DD showed up at 4.19pm and DS 2.56am. Awkward timing???? Possibly. But personally I was past caring by then and was offering cash to DD to come out already grin

Aspie was that to spite the midwife? grin

TheNebulousBoojum Sat 02-Mar-13 09:29:43

He wasn't cute and squidgy either, he was early, jaundiced and very pissed off.
Turned out OK though.

FanjoForTheMammaries Sat 02-Mar-13 09:29:57

12.46pm here..considerate or what

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 09:31:12

Lunchtime is most civilised. But only if you get a full night sleep beforehand. Then home for tea.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 09:33:17

Baby rush wearing off now. Time to sleeep.

giraffesCantDateDucks Sat 02-Mar-13 09:33:52


Night night Taggie.

AWimbaWay Sat 02-Mar-13 09:35:26

I had my third at 06:25am. Can't remember with my first two, is that bad? I can't even remember if it was morning or evening, sure it must be written down somewhere hmm.

maddening Sat 02-Mar-13 09:36:12

I was particularly good then 10.37am and left to go home at 2.30 smile

StiffyByng Sat 02-Mar-13 09:38:12

I had mine at 8.30am. As it was a home birth, I ended up with three lovely midwives, as one had just arrived to start her shift and two were already there. I ate all the NHS's resources for a bit.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 02-Mar-13 09:38:29

Hmm, well I waited until just after 8.00, after giving the new midwife and trainee time to settle in. I didn't see them until after the birth, as I had my eyes shut, facing the wall.

Makes me wonder if the first midwife had a plan - she thought dd was going to appear by 7.30 but kept leaving the room 'just to check / tell someone something' etc. It really stressed me and slowed me down, as I didn't want to get to a really crucial point when she wasn't there. The result was that, by the time I needed to push, contractions were only every five minutes and diminishing. Not impressed by her.

Meglet Sat 02-Mar-13 09:39:40

I didn't get to hospital until just after 7:30am on a friday morning, had an EMCS 2hrs later. Consultant "ooo, we were having a boring morning until you turned up" smile.

Januarymadness Sat 02-Mar-13 09:39:57

oh sorry. dd came at 7.15 and we required the full crash team. bet that went down well in the staff room.

Sugarice Sat 02-Mar-13 09:41:13

DS1- 14.37 pm
DS2- 10.40 am
DS3- 3.55 pm.

Still got their tags with the times on otherwise I'd not remember the first two.

Januarymadness Sat 02-Mar-13 09:41:36

especially as the hospital had me for 27 hours before that too

gymboywalton Sat 02-Mar-13 09:42:03

is 4.50am convenient?

DS2 was at 11:52pm. I was told not to press the buzzer and try not to push cos they were busy. I was out of it on gas and air, and my body pushed during the MW checks.unfortunately my waters hadn't broken and the whole thing exploded in the MW face. She screamed and grabbed a pad to stem the flow. 2 minutes later DS2 was born looking for food! I wondered why the MW had wet hair.....then it dawned on me later! Lol!

herethereandeverywhere Sat 02-Mar-13 09:43:39

6.58pm for DD1 Oops! Should have let me have the csection instead of maulling her with the Keillands wink

elliejjtiny Sat 02-Mar-13 09:46:09

I had my 3 at 22:50, 12:30 and 22:46 <<considerate>>. The midwife with DS3 was pleased, she thought I'd be there all night even though I told her I'd have him in 2 hours.

thegreylady Sat 02-Mar-13 09:46:09

Ds 1pm
Dd 3am

teacher123 Sat 02-Mar-13 09:46:52

Well I managed a full 4 shift turn around of midwives with my labour with DS, ending in a crash section and pneumonia! Waters broke after induction at 7am, DS born 10pm, I was let out of delivery suite and sent up to ward at 10am following morning. The midwife who'd started me off the previous day was shocked to see me still there!

Deux Sat 02-Mar-13 09:47:47

I had DD at 7.40 am. I t was all quite straight forward and I had a kind of haka style labour and delivered DD whilst standing up.

I felt a bit woozy, looked down and wondered who on earth had thrown so much blood all over the floor.

The midwife leapt for the emergency button and suddenly there was at least 2 of everyone in the room and all this blood sloshing around on the floor.

So pph at shift change = all available staff from both shifts in your delivery room.


Oh dear I was in bad books then 7.33 am Dd.... Ds however 5.44am maybe acceptable?

Wookiee101 Sat 02-Mar-13 09:51:05

DS1 was an EMCS and during the prep before surgery the team told me they were just settling down to watch a film as it had been so quiet! That was at about half past 3 in the morning.

McPie Sat 02-Mar-13 09:53:35

Oooops ds1 was 10.29 pm and dt's were 6.10 and 6.11 am. Both were c-sections, does that make it any better?

LtEveDallas Sat 02-Mar-13 09:55:17

2044 for DD. My trainee Midwife was most put out, she'd been with me since 0800 but should have gone off shift at 1800 - she waited for another hour but was hounded out at 1900. She was very annoyed with me the next morning, especially as they wouldn't let her go and see DD in SCBU!

Sorry Greta.

Birthdaychocolate Sat 02-Mar-13 09:55:27

Unplanned C-sections at 7.30pm and 2am.

raisah Sat 02-Mar-13 09:59:16

first birth was at 6:45pm so everyone had to stay behind. It was their own fault, if they had checked me when I arrived ay 11am they could have stalled the birth. I was 26wks cramping, bleeding heavily & my waters had broken. 3 midwives & a dr said i was spotting, wet myself & experiencing braxton hicks & left me in a room by myself for 6 hours. They came at 6pm during the consultant round & were
shocked when he shouted at them. I was 6 cm dilated by then & in a lot of pain. The m/w had placed the baby heart monitor incorrectly & it was monitoring my heart beat instead! Things moved quickly once the consultant & new m/w took over. It was touch & go for a while but my son pulled through & is now 4.

WomanCalledAlice Sat 02-Mar-13 10:01:05

Ds1 was 11.59pm
Ds2 4.45am
Dd 2.10pm

I think ds2 was the less considerate , I imagine night shifters are probably at that tired wanting to sleep stage.

Sarahplane Sat 02-Mar-13 10:01:22

I had dd at 7.10 am and ds at 8.02am with the same midwives who'd been with me since I'd arrived both times so 8.02 I think probably pissed them off even more. oops. They hid it well though.

03:14 and 13:22. Any good or am I the scourge of the maternity unit?

DD1 - 7.08am grin
DD2 - 9.40pm

DD1 was the easier birth but I wondered why I was left alone for so long afterwards. I also had a lot of retained materials and was very ill for two years because of it.

DD2 I only went into established labour around 5pm and I was left alone for most of my labour scared and feeling very unsupported. The aftercare was much better though and I am enjoying the first few weeks rather than feeling like crying constantly and like I'd been punched in the stomach.

I wonder if midwives could have staggered shift splits and primary and secondary cases so that kind of thing doesn't happen.

TandB Sat 02-Mar-13 10:06:59

4.05am for DS2. But then I'm a selfish cowbag grin

It was also a 1 hour labour so two midwives and a trainee got dragged out of bed and only one actually made it on time. Maximum inconvenience for minimum input!

Flojobunny Sat 02-Mar-13 10:07:06

I was mid push when my midwives swapped over at 9pm.

stoatie Sat 02-Mar-13 10:12:01

I was looking after woman who although labouring quietly - gave no impression of birth imminent. Was due to check progress (0710) and inform early staff etc - went to examine - noticed I could see vertex++++ - She had her baby at 0723 ! (just had time to tell co-ordinator to update board for handover!

That said I had my children before I was a midwife - I know I labour quickly but don't give many outward signs of distress (am in inner turmoil mind grin) , and also worked in the hospital so fully aware of shift handover times etc.

So fool that I am I stroll onto LW at 0730 (with my 3rd baby) looking calm and was shown to waiting room area. Can imagine midwife at handover rolling eyes and saying "multip just come in - doesn't look in labour". Anyway no-one appeared and by 0810 I was getting very uncomfortable and co-ordinator walked passed me and noticed me - quick check of my handheld notes and she whisked me into a room - DD2 was born at 0831 (I still hadn't been officially admitted at this point!!). When years later I did my midwifery training I often worked with that midwife and we joked about "multips turning up at handover fully and needing to push!"

MummyPig24 Sat 02-Mar-13 10:13:21

Oops I had dd at 8.10am. Is 8.00 shift change time? That's why she kept disappearing and kicked me out asap! A more civilised 5.46 with ds.

ChaoticisasChaoticdoes Sat 02-Mar-13 10:14:32

DS was 4.50am and DD was 2.22pm.

DinglebertWangledack Sat 02-Mar-13 10:21:41

22:40 here, in hospital in established labour from 4pm so there was a shift change before I had DD! The first midwife was lovely and helped me with breathing etc, then 2 new younger midwives were more interested in leading me round the room and examining my foof frequently.

You'd have hated me if I'd had baby at that time in the morning, they nearly had to take me to theatre to remove the placenta as it ended up coming 2hrs after baby did! Ended up in theatre anyway to repair a third degree tear...ouch.

Crawling Sat 02-Mar-13 10:23:19

Ds 12:30 at night
Dd1 1:46am
Dd2 10:20 pm
Im considerate.

Fakebook Sat 02-Mar-13 10:38:16

Dd was born just past 12am
DS was born at 2.47am

I'm a late night birther.

HarderToKidnap Sat 02-Mar-13 10:38:30

I disagree with not delivering at 4am - that's the best time! Placenta's out, baby's fed and stitches done by 5ish, cup of tea and bit of breakfast for the new family whilst you have a cuppa and do your notes, then she's in the shower and shown to new clean room by 6, just leaving you her room to clean (which obviously you do veeeeerrrry slooooooooowlly), stock everything back up and then it's 7am, just time to update the handover sheet before 7.15 and TIME TO GO HOME!!

This does, of course, rely on no selfish people turning up in labour after your 4am lady has delivered... glares at inconsiderate pregnant women

Flobbadobs Sat 02-Mar-13 10:41:07

Had my first 2 at teatime then my last at 5am! The poor midwife was with me from 3 and I did actually apologise to her for dragging her out, when she phoned me it was obvious that she'd just woke up although she did try to hide it.
DH made her breakfast though...

Badvoc Sat 02-Mar-13 10:41:23

Ds1 was born at 08.27 and ds2 at 10.29.
So the MW that delivered ds1 had literally just had time to introduce herself to me before catching him smile

laluna Sat 02-Mar-13 10:56:06

Just pure selfish the lot of you!!

I really expect you should be fully aware of all of our shift patterns and just fit in with those! Come on, that's not too much to ask is it?! Oh, and if you could avoid Sundays, that would be good because it is always nice to have a day of rest, sitting drinking tea and eating cake ( but we really do that all of the time as seen on OBEM)

Might also be good to avoid the days when your midwife has pms!

Startail Sat 02-Mar-13 11:03:07

DD2 was a 6.20 am home birth.

I'd seen the MW who delivered her in clinic the day before.

She spent most of the night at my place and went home to look after her DCs as it was 1/2 term.

I suspect she didn't get any unbroken for over 24 hrs.

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 02-Mar-13 11:08:46

Lazy nurses again....all me me me

(Am kidding!)

QuanticoVirginia Sat 02-Mar-13 11:20:29

This does make a lot of sense. When I was in labour with my first I rang the hospital when the contractions were about 5 mins apart. Midwife was very specific that I must not come to the hospital until after 7am. I said at the time it was probably the change over time and she wanted me to be dealt with by the day shift.

I arrived about 8cm dilated at about 7.30 mainly due to the face I had no one with me (and not the MW's comments)and by the time DP who was working a night shift about an hour away got the message (pre mobile phones) I'd had to get my parents (half an hour away to take me).

Downandoutnumbered Sat 02-Mar-13 11:55:04

Ha, I probably ought to have some sort of award for considerate patients! DS born 11.30 a.m and we'd cleared off home by 6 pm.

Pigsmummy Sat 02-Mar-13 11:58:07

0515, was that ok?

Mononoke Sat 02-Mar-13 11:59:42

grin Dts were born at 7.19 and 7.21

GregBishopsBottomBitch Sat 02-Mar-13 12:01:43

went into labour at 2:30am, went in for emergency c section about 1pm

MrsDeVere Sat 02-Mar-13 12:05:52

All mine were born at perfectly reasonable times. Mid morning or tea time.

Except DC5 who was born in the early hours hmm

Pesky thing. I am not a midwife but I was pretty put out. Why couldn't he have been like the others so I could labour whilst watching musicals on TCM?

I had to resort to Captial Radion. I really wanted R4 but thought the MWs might get bored.

DS1 was a Wednesday baby at 1636 (home by shift change at 7), DS2 was a Friday baby and was at 1508. I am most convenient except the Mw's and crash team missed the afternoon cuppa waiting on DS1- for which I was glad, the 'care' was awful.

DS2's midwife was amazing, we saw her in the morning when I was sent home as they couldn't induce, when I went into labour she happened to be there when DH came in, so she delivered him.

She was so upset that she couldn't let us go at 7 when she went and apoogised because she had to get home and she had a horrible journey back. Bless her.

nickelbabe Sat 02-Mar-13 12:16:10

mine was exactly midnight - poor MW didn't know what date to put, so she fudged it for 2 minutes past ( not happy about that - midnight is such a cool time)
but we'd all been up all night, and she'd been 1st MW then 2nd MW after shift change and she wanted to see it through.
She then came to the hospital with me because i needed stitching. and hung around while that was all done, too.

5madthings Sat 02-Mar-13 12:20:20

Ds1 was 9:30pm but i had bern im the delivery room in labour for three days by that point...

Ds2 was 7am ooops.

Ds3 was 5am and i was home by 9am.

Ds4 was a few mins past midnight.

Dd was 3am and we all set to go home straight away but the registrar discharging us got into a panic so we had to stay 24hrs.

AllBellyandBoobs Sat 02-Mar-13 12:24:25

I managed 4.30am. I had chocolate which I thought I'd snaffle during labour but couldn't face. I remember thinking that my midwife must be tired and kept offering it to her despite her numerous rebuttals. I hope i didn't miss her off. Though she did do a wonderful job of my stitches. I still remember her fondly, i think i was so lucky to have such a caring, competent midwife.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 02-Mar-13 12:25:32

I did 8.15 am for DS1 and 8.15pm for Ds2 both on 8th of the month

nickelbabe Sat 02-Mar-13 12:26:15

oh laluna ! shock

i did a Sunday too!
spent all day in labour, and the stress the hospital had in having to ring round everyone to get me full MW cover.

ConcreteElephant Sat 02-Mar-13 12:51:39

DD was born at 8.48am and my midwife had been with me constantly from setting the induction drip off at about 6am - another midwife came in at around 8 but she stayed as she wanted to finish the job. It hadn't occurred to me before that she should have been home, tucked up in bed. She was just brilliant, DD was a bit prem and my first so I was naturally a bit anxious. Realising now that she was on her own time at the birth makes me appreciate her even more. Thank you Jacqui at WGH smile

With DS, I arrived at hospital at about 10.30am with an hour of contractions behind me and (unexpectedly) back-to-back DS was born at 12.14pm (turns out I don't like to hang around giving birth) - well in time for lunch, and we went home around 4.30pm, in time for everyone to have tea. All very civilised.

madmayday Sat 02-Mar-13 12:57:17

DS was born at 22:19
DD was born at 12:12 midday

I ruined bedtime and then I ruined lunch. Ooops! grin blush

I lost track of shift changes, during the 36 hours I was trying to deliver ds1.

All I know is that I arrived to the ward at 8 am, and he was born 4 am nearly 2 days later. I was starving, and could not wait for breakfast as I had been nearly 40 hours without food. I curse the nurse/ health care assistant who insisted I shower before breakfast, and who left me on a chair in a hot shower, and disappeared. I just barely managed to reach the red cord before passing out. Dh had refused a transfusion after my heavy blood-loss due to CJD and what not risks. Could be she had to go home, left me in the shower and thought "oh, my shift has ended, hurrah! and skivvied off"

wreckedone Sat 02-Mar-13 13:04:14

J arrived at 3pm precisely...with a daddy who does shifts (a&e doc) he clearly knew to avoid middle of the night/early morning!!

doctorhamster Sat 02-Mar-13 13:04:42

I was hugely inconsiderate with dd2. She was born at 5.55am and then at 7am I had a massive pph. Think a few doctors, midwives, student midwives and an anaesthetist went home a bit late that day.

HamAlive Sat 02-Mar-13 13:13:19

4.33pm ok? Definitely home in time for dinner as I rather considerately needed to transfer in for some repair work and left them in peace!

FutTheShuckUp Sat 02-Mar-13 13:37:33

13:01 and 10:53 a helpful sort you see ;)

LaurieBlueBell Sat 02-Mar-13 14:50:02

Sorry, DD1 was born at 7.18am. The midwife was a controlling nasty cow a little stressed maybe that's why.

DS was born at home (first midwife put me off ever having another hospital birth). He was born sometime between 3.30 and 3.45pm. We don't know for sure because my dh and lovely midwife were too busy joking around to check the time.

I had DC1 at 7:31am then proceeded to have a PPH and was a bit poorly.
My midwife grumbled at me because she said I made her miss a hair appointment.

I'm not entirely convinced she was telling the truth, but I still felt bad. and slightly drained

laluna Sat 02-Mar-13 15:44:37

Startail, don't you dare call me a nurse!!! I am a midwife don't you know!!


laluna Sat 02-Mar-13 15:47:02

AND I stayed 1 and a half late on Thursday to be with a women and sort some issues out. Was most annoyed that I missed Richard on Pointless.

NormaStanleyFletcher Sat 02-Mar-13 17:12:45

Ds1 was 16.30
DS2 they ignored me through the night, despite me saying I had the urge to push, they said it was niggles not active labour (my waters had broken 3 days earlier, and I had pain on and odd since then).

Day shift nurse came in and agreed to examine me, and said 'oh my, your having a baby.

I was thrown in a wheelchair and run sown to the labour suit and he was born at 8.45. My notes said my labour was 45 mins hmm

DD was 2 am. The midwife chose her name (from a shortlist)

Champagnecharleyismyname Sat 02-Mar-13 17:30:51

I gave birth at 8.08 am, midwife clocked off at the dot of 8 and 2 new midwives came in. One took over and the other observed. DD2 popped out. It was the second midwifed first shift and first eve birth.

You'd have never known , they were both fantastic.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sat 02-Mar-13 17:41:32

I have slept and reconsidered.

It is never unreasonable to have babies. No matter what time.

In fact I am massively Broody and think I'd like a couple more of my own.

Dogsmom Sat 02-Mar-13 19:35:06

Mine is due a week today and I plan to arrive at hospital around 7am after a nice pain free nights sleep, get settled in, have her slip out painlessly at 9am, have a shower, eat toast and go home at 11am looking fabulous.

She is a pfb and I'm hoping I'm not being a tad naive.....

EvenIfYouSeeAPoppy Sat 02-Mar-13 19:44:52

7.20pm and 10.23am - the latter, while it may sound considerate, was on a weekend grin

DeepRedBetty Sat 02-Mar-13 19:45:19

grin Dogsmum

Fat chance.

elfycat Sat 02-Mar-13 19:56:58

I had my DDs at 0130 and 0150 (consistent I thought).

EddieVeddersfoxymop Sat 02-Mar-13 19:57:05

DD was 04:17. And had a failed ventouse leading to forceps, leading to me with eclampsia and DD in NICU. Bet I was popular! grin

bruffin Sat 02-Mar-13 20:02:21

Ds 22.47 and dd 22.42 and exactly the same weight.
Although ds had been 3 days of inducing and 24 hour labour failed ventuese and in theatre just in case forces failed. Dd was 4 hours start to finish.

Startail Sat 02-Mar-13 20:02:24

laluna, I didn't, it was the poster after me who called you a nurse, but I forgive all MWs.

As I say I know the lovely one who delivered DD2 had a very long day.

I kicked the one delivering DD1 across the room into the big inspection light and she didn't flinch.

Oooooh, I must have annoyed my midwife DD2 born at 07.20! grin

AScorpionPitForMimes Sat 02-Mar-13 20:08:41

Dear OP,

I apologise grovellingly for the appalling timing of my deliveries - 3.30am for DD2, 7.23 pm for DD2.

I didn't plan it that way. honest...

HappySeven Sat 02-Mar-13 20:22:23

My DD was born at 8am just 45 mins after I'd arrived at the hospital and I've always been very grateful to the two lovely midwives who didn't hand me over but coached me through it and made it a happy delivery (DD was in distress and the paediatricians were called but not needed).

The midwives quickly congratulated me and apologised but they needed to run for the school run. I've always been sorry that I was still I shock and probably didn't get across how grateful I was at the time. I hope they know how great they are at their job.


I have a habit of looking at the clock abd thinking 'fuck this, I'm not heading into another hour of this shite!'

With dd my mw was at lunch... Thankfully as she was a right bitch and her replacement was lively. She came back when I was pushing and tutted because I was on hands abd knees so the nice mw sent her out again.

With ds1 I'd been told I wasn't anywhere near at 23.00 but o really didn't like the next days date so I had words with ds1 and he shifted himself just in time wink

Ds2s mw missed most of his birth as she'd gone to get a room ready... She got back in time to deliver his arse end grin

Indith Sat 02-Mar-13 20:35:34

3 home births, the first 2 I dragged the poor on call MW out of bed around midnight/1am and gave birth at 5am so the poor woman will have had to go to hospital and file my paperwork etc, sorry! Number 3 I at least gave her a pretty good night and just got her up around 5am for nice quick birth so I can't feel too guilty about that. Except she told me she knew my waters had gone so she woke up every hour over night and checked her phone ot make sure she hadn't missed a call!

DTS were 2:45 and 3:10 am. Sorry about that grin

DS3 was a nice, proper working day though. Got to hossy about 9am, had him 1:50pm, was home by 6pm. Brilliant.

QOD Sat 02-Mar-13 20:46:48

Dd was born 23:39

Poor midwife wasn't even a hospital one, was out GP surgery one who came in to help as dd was the first ever surrogate baby in the area.

Bless, day 3 after inducing she was finally delivered by emcs. Did thank her, but absolutely not enough.

She was a quiet lady, very religious and sweet and soft. Until the Egyptian anaesthetist tried to insist surro mum delivered awake so SHE could bond with baby as he didn't agree with her being forced to hand it over .... She was like a bleeding Rottweiler, dunno what we'd have done without her!

QOD Sat 02-Mar-13 20:47:21

No idea why I felt it relevant to say he was Egyptian

kitbit Sat 02-Mar-13 20:49:09

Ds was 10.30 am on a Sunday morning. The gynae wandered in to the op theatre (Spain) complaining loudly that I'd interrupted his Sunday morning coffee. Git. angry

Shaky Sat 02-Mar-13 20:57:23

Taggie Go knit a tiara or something while the post-night shift delirium wears off grin

idiuntno57 Sat 02-Mar-13 20:59:11

my midwife came over to check my waters had broke early evening then went for a little nap. I woke her the next morning with a nice cup of tea.

Its give and take this birth thing

Horsemad Sat 02-Mar-13 21:01:32

Mine were born at 15.05 and 21.15.

Both times the midwife stayed over her shift time.
DS1's midwife was supposed to be attending a breastfeeding lecture and DS2's was supposed to finish at 22.00. DS2 had to go to SCBU and she came up to see me in my room before she left for home at about 23.00.

RobinSparkles Sat 02-Mar-13 21:04:45

I had mine at 9.14 pm and 2.20 pm.

They both sound like reasonable times but, when I was having DD1, the lovely MW was supposed to finish her shift at 8.30 but she wanted to stay and deliver her so she stayed.

When I was having DD2 they were short staffed. The MW I had was supposed to be in AN clinic so I was BU by even being in labour! grin

Oh dear.
I arrived shorty before handover, progressed very rapidly, was carrying prem twins at a small local hospital and they were pulling staff out of all sorts of places for the carnival that my delivery theatre turned out to be!
My midwife was jovially asking me not to 'rush' while I could hear frantic phonecalls trying to work out how long until our amazing paed consultant could get in - god knows how many speeding tickets she got that night! i also had neglected to bring my dh with me so someone had to sit with me for bloody hours afterwards.
Bet the staff absolutely loved me!
they were completely awesome though.

MammaTJ Sat 02-Mar-13 21:13:17

May I add a message to my oldies? Please do not die at 7.40 am. Again, the paprework at the end of the shift is just not needed.

More importantly, please do not die when you have not been seen by a doctor in the last week. Even if you are 98. I feel you should be allowed to die without permission at that age, however the coroner and the police feel differently and need to knock on the door and 'investigate' the sudden death. Luckily they were reasonable and went away on our explaining the patient was at the end stages of dementia (foetal position, no life) and had simply slipped away. However, I don't want to risk it again.

hazelnutlatte Sat 02-Mar-13 21:28:40

6.59pm on a Sunday by emcs. When the doctor said 'right lets do a c section' the theatre team appeared within about 5 seconds and got me on the table ready to go so fast that my dp nearly missed it. At the time I thought they just did it this way always so they were practiced for a proper emergency. Now I realise that they all just wanted to go home on time!

AScorpionPitForMimes Sat 02-Mar-13 22:15:19

Actually my mw with DD2 also stayed over her shift - and she'd done a community shift as well, she was a bloody hero! Fortunately DD2 was a very fast, straightforward delivery.

I made sure to send a very, very nice card with a photo of mw and DD in it.

Jupiter118 Sat 02-Mar-13 22:19:02

DS1 2.35am grin
DD2 7.59pm grin grin and the midwife apparently got 'goo' on her face blush. I can't imagine I was popular... Can't remember tbh...

2.32pm and 1.29pm <polishes halo> <proud>

oldraver Sun 03-Mar-13 01:12:36

I managed 2.15am.......1.14pm ...and 2.40am with the last one, though we thought it wouldn't be for hours the midwife was filling in my notes and DS caught us on the hop when he shot out.

After the fact, it was rather funny to see the midwife with one hand on DS's head stopping him from going anywhere and the other pressing a button for another midwife and pead. Poor thing had only just sat down for few minutes

AmberLeaf Sun 03-Mar-13 01:58:46

Oh you'd love me then! Two of mine were born between 6:30-7:30am.

Other one was born at tea time.

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SayCoolNowSayWhip Sun 03-Mar-13 09:07:03

Am I the only one missing the funny side of this....?

Wallace Sun 03-Mar-13 09:17:47

Tee hee, my dd was born at 7.30am grin

BearFrills Sun 03-Mar-13 09:27:49

1:32pm (vb) and 11:26am (emcs).

You're welcome smile

Lotta1234 Sun 03-Mar-13 13:21:47

Offered an episiotomy around 7 something ish am and turned it down. Baby delivered just after 8 by night mw, morning mw and morning student mw. Was brilliant having loads of cheer leaders. Only after did I realise poor night mw had stayed late ...

OhWouldYouJust Sun 03-Mar-13 14:07:28

Mine were

3.52 am

Considerate of me grin

ButtonBoo Sun 03-Mar-13 14:37:49

My MW had me from start to end of her shift AND then again when she came back on shift the next night. I was still there...not dilating!! Eventually came with me for my EMCS right before she finished her shift on the second night. Bet she was bloody happy to see the back of me!

BurnThisDiscoDown Sun 03-Mar-13 14:47:12

I arrived at hospital at about 7ish and fully dilated (I'm not well 'ard, my labour was just v fast!), I had a student midwife with me who said I could start pushing (not guided though iyswim) and popped out, and I could hear her talking to a colleague discussing how one midwife was stuck in traffic and the other had car trouble! shockgrin They sounded a bit worried, so I think the others must have been otherwise occupied rather than desperate to get home. The lovely midwife sprinted in at about 8 and DS came at 8:14.

Ughfootballseason Sun 03-Mar-13 14:53:14

A midwife yanked me off the toilet at 7am and told me to stop pushing, shoved G&A at me and disappeared again. I was finally checked at 7:30 by the new shift and was allowed to resume service!

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catinboots Sun 03-Mar-13 16:39:13

The midwife who delivered DS1 had been there at the start, finished her shift, gone home and come back again.

She also goes to my mum's church and mum still cringes when she sees her re my language (13 years later)

The midwife who delivered DS2 was 5months pregnant and I remember trying to be Oh So Jolly so as not to scare her!

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