Time of delivery effecting babies care?

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Time of delivery effecting babies care?
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 1:12am
What do you ladies believe? That babies born on week days do better then babies born at night or on weekends or that all babies get the same care?

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Sat, 02-11-2012 - 3:03pm

I believe when a baby is born can very well affect care...and that this study has many flaws.

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Sat, 02-11-2012 - 9:39pm
All three of my kiddos were born at night, and my son was stillborn but he received fantastic medical care. My sister was instructed to hit the red emergency button on the wall indicating that the NICU team was needed and our room was FLOODED with perinatal doctors and nurses as well as pediatric specialists. We were lucky that we had him at a hospital with a level 3 NICU. I was able to hold him when he was two hours old and holding his body temp. It was not an easy first couple of weeks, but eventually we got to go home and he has been a pretty healthy kiddo ever since. I don't think our care could have been any better during the daytime. :-) Oh yeah and all THREE of my children were born on a Tuesday. Funny, huh?

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Registered: 11-16-2011
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 10:11pm
Both of my kiddos were inductions, one being born with a severe and eventually terminal birth defect. Knowing that my md, nurses and nicu staff were standing by helped a great deal. Both of my kids were born during the week (wed & Fri) and at busy Boston hospitals. I was very well taken care of minus one nurse with Aiden. As always there are so many different ways to spin things.
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Registered: 11-16-2011
Sat, 02-11-2012 - 10:15pm
And @ kac799 Natalies condition was not dx until 37 weeks. Most children with her condition are not dx until delivery due to routine care plans. Heart conditions, yes. Brain sadly not.always.
( if this sounds bitchy its not meant too- just pointing out of the other end of it. )

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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 12:06am


I am so so sorry- that is so heartbreaking, you are one strong woman!

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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 12:14pm

I don't know about that article.