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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.

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.

CoolaSchmoola Sat 02-Mar-13 09:19:30

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.

Moominsarescary Sat 02-Mar-13 09:20:01

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

Imnotaslimjim Sat 02-Mar-13 09:20:40

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

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Mar-13 09:23:33

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>

Sparklingbrook Sat 02-Mar-13 09:26:15

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

Moominsarescary Sat 02-Mar-13 09:26:31

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

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