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

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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.

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...

BuntyCollocks Sat 02-Mar-13 22:58:26

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.

kittythames Sun 03-Mar-13 05:35:20


Eastpoint Sun 03-Mar-13 08:45:11


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!

Lockedout434 Sun 03-Mar-13 16:28:02


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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