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Thu Sep 23, 2021, 04:03 PM

My daughter was scheduled to have her pregnancy

induced October 1 which is two weeks before her due date. Due to the nursing shortage as well as shortage of hospital “rooms” she may or may not have the procedure done on the 1st.

She has had high blood pressure throughout the pregnancy hence the need for inducement.

Currently her blood pressure is lower and we aren’t too concerned but thought I would share this instance of how the overcrowding of hospitals is affecting our family.

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Reply My daughter was scheduled to have her pregnancy (Original post)
ALBliberal Sep 23 OP
hlthe2b Sep 23 #1
ALBliberal Sep 23 #12
ALBliberal Sep 23 #13
ornotna Sep 23 #2
iluvtennis Sep 23 #5
rzemanfl Sep 23 #3
marybourg Sep 23 #8
ALBliberal Sep 23 #14
BoomaofBandM Sep 23 #4
Hortensis Sep 23 #6
ecstatic Sep 23 #7
AllyCat Sep 23 #9
PennyC Sep 23 #10
Solly Mack Sep 23 #11
ALBliberal Sep 23 #15
BlueIdaho Sep 23 #16
ALBliberal Sep 23 #17
questionseverything Sep 23 #18
ALBliberal Sep 23 #19
wnylib Sep 24 #26
panader0 Sep 23 #20
ALBliberal Sep 23 #23
panader0 Sep 23 #24
ALBliberal Sep 23 #25
wnylib Sep 24 #27
Ilsa Sep 23 #21
ALBliberal Sep 23 #22
orleans Sep 24 #28
ALBliberal Sep 24 #29
Sgent Sep 24 #30
Lucinda Sep 24 #31
House of Roberts Sep 24 #32
ALBliberal Sep 24 #35
MLAA Sep 24 #33
Patton French Sep 24 #34
Martin68 Sep 24 #36

Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 04:08 PM

1. Many hospital have their "birthing" units and ob/gyn surgical facilities in facilities adjacent but

separate from the main hospital. I hope that might be the case for your daughter as those facilities have been better able to maintain distinctly separate staffing and lowered risk for patients and staff--thereby making it more likely their services can continue with fewer impacts.

Older hospitals may still have the old integration of these units within the wider hospital themselves. If that is the case, you are more likely to face issues with scheduling the induction sans a critical emergency event.

I wish your daughter and your family the best. This is a tough time to be pregnant and I sincerely hope she is vaccinated. To a very health baby and grandchild and a smooth delivery for mom and child.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 06:26 PM

12. She is full vaccinated and thank you for the information.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 04:09 PM

2. Best wishes to your daughter

Hopefully a perfect delivery. 🤞

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Response to ornotna (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 04:38 PM

5. Ditto. n/t

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 04:11 PM

3. Labor is induced. I thought the next word would be "terminated."

Sorry to be whatever kind of Nazi I am being. Best of luck to mother and child.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:08 PM

8. Me too.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 06:28 PM

14. Probably should have put induced in the title!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 04:22 PM

4. I am sure it must be stressful for all of you.

My granddaughter was born a year ago in June, before vaccines. My daughter also had high blood pressure. It went well, a little early. My daughter got out the hospital within 24 hours. She did not want either of them to be exposed to covid. Best wishes to all of you.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:02 PM

6. Careful monitoring does it, and glad to hear it's going better so far

and that it continued for Booma's daughter and tiny granddaughter. How wonderful to have a new baby coming.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:07 PM

7. Best wishes. I can't imagine being pregnant right now. nt

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:17 PM

9. I'm sorry. The waiting is worrisome. If her pressures go up

they MUST induce. We are so busy and never have enough nurses.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:50 PM

10. I hope she continues to do well.

Here in Phabulous Phlorida I have an elective surgery scheduled for mid-October...it was supposed to have been three months ago. No problem waiting in my case, though.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 05:51 PM

11. Best of everything to your daughter and future grandchild.

Let us know how it goes, please.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 06:29 PM

15. I certainly will and thank you.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 06:51 PM

16. These are such tough times

Know we are thinking of your family. All the best!

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:42 PM

17. Thanks so very much!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 07:48 PM

18. Two stalks of celery a day can reduce blood pressure by up to 30%

Good luck to you and yours

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 08:06 PM

19. Thanks for the tip! I'll let my daughter know.

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 01:15 AM

26. Well, dayam! Good to know that.

I am not pregnant and can't be at my age.

But I do need to watch my BP.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 08:15 PM

20. My daughter had her pregnancy induced on 3-25-20. The word on covid was already out.

She was quite close to her date but knew the hospitals would become a mess soon.
My granddaughter was born at the beginning of this shit. I hope it becomes a distant
memory.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:33 PM

23. It's been difficult. As a teacher last spring she was

required to be vaccinated (NM our gov has been on this Covid stuff). She got very sick… 9 day fever… but did well with second shot. Getting the vaccine was absolutely the right move. Her first baby our first grandbaby… very tough time for pregnancies.

Thankful your daughter and granddaughter were ok!

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #23)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:46 PM

24. Both of my daughters went to school (college) in N.M.

One in Albuquerque and one in Las Cruces. I'm in next door Az.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 10:03 PM

25. Hi neighbor! I really like the SW. We grew up in Silver City

Close to Las Cruces (SW NM). We have been in Albuquerque since graduating high school 1980. We both went to UNM never left. We love it here. Sandia Mountains green chile and good weather.

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #23)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 01:17 AM

27. She got sick after the FIRST shot?

Which vaccine?

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 08:46 PM

21. Find out if there is a doula or midwife available to be with her during

labor, delivery, and recovery. The doula might cost a bit, but be necessary with the nursing shortage. The doula can provide more information about whether and where she has privileges.

Good luck to her!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:29 PM

22. Interesting. Thanks for your input.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 02:05 AM

28. is she in alabama?

i thought all hospitals there were filled with covid but i know someone who got elective knee replacement the other day. that surprised me

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Response to orleans (Reply #28)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 02:16 AM

29. Albuquerque (thankfully).

Hospitals feeling the pinch even here unfortunately.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 02:30 AM

30. Best of luck to your daughter

I have various issues with my ears and just before covid became completely deaf in one ear over about six months. My other ear is having problems but I can't get a surgical appointment due to COVID, so it slowly declines without intervention. I also cannot get a cochlear implant in my bad ear which would help significantly if my good ear crapped out.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 02:37 AM

31. ❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 06:42 AM

32. Good luck to your daughter now and after the baby comes.

My second step-granddaughter turned one in August. The baby's mother stayed home from her job as long as her leave lasted, then my ex, the baby's grandmother, took over daily care while the parents work five days a week. Even though care is in the home, I worry all the time she will get the virus, since children that young are unable to be vaccinated. Even as I am only peripheral to their household I could get the virus myself, give it to my ex, since she has to stay in my house, and she could infect the baby. Her wife could also get sick and it get to the baby that way. Either of the parents could get it and bring it home from work. It's just scary.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #32)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 09:03 AM

35. Very Concerning. My daughter is taking a year off from

work. She’s a high school science teacher. The baby will have protection through my daughter’s vaccinations. But everything is so new regarding the virus I believe she will be ultra careful with the baby. Like your ex, I will also babysit here at my house depending on what Fall 2022 looks like.
Your daughters family is fortune to have such a supportive family. I hope you all stay safe.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 08:38 AM

33. Exciting and nerve wracking times! All the Best!

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 08:42 AM

34. A lot of rest and vigilant monitoring

Prayers for your daughter and grandchild.

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Sep 24, 2021, 11:13 AM

36. My sympathies. I wish you both the best.

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