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September 2nd, 2009, 09:39 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
So with all this mind bending chaos that I was going through having been under 24hr observation at the hospital..... during the night (shift change) I got a young nurse who came in and asked me if I was having any contractions. I told her "NO!.... just the typical Braxton Hicks which are normal" she says.... "its not normal to have Braxton Hicks this early, you shouldn't be having them until your at least 36wks!" She looked shocked and concerned!!! I disagreed of course....and told her.... "No!.... its actually quite normal to have them now, and they even picked one up during my ultrasound a few minutes ago!" She continued to argue that its NOT normal!
ANYWAY.... I talked to my doctor about it because she was so persistent..... (and though I knew she was wrong) I wanted to get his thoughts on it. He said.... "of course its normal, if you were in the first trimester it wouldn't be, however, your almost in the 3rd and its very normal to be having them!"
I told him to go have a discussion with this young nurse (not because it was anything MAJOR to me personally) but if this was something she had thrown on a new mom that didn't know any better.... she could have caused much stress and worry for nothing! Shouldn't a nurse working in labor and delivery... "KNOW" what she is talking about?!! I can only imagine the other things that she has mixed up or doesn't really know! Where do they get these degrees anymore? The Cracker Jack box???? LOL
I admit, it was nothing serious to be wrong about.... but when your pg and stressed out over the outcome of your pregnancy..... this kinda thing could cause un-needed stress and worry to an already "best herself mom"
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