September 16th, 2012

crossed heart

paging the anesthesiologist to L&D, stat

Originally published at Cassie Alexander. You can comment here or there.

My slightly confused 70+ non-pregnant patient patient: “Is someone kicking me?”

Me: “Where?”

Patient: “Down there. No, down there.”

Me: “Down where? Here?”

Patient: “Yeah. It feels like I’m getting kicked. By a small person.”

Me: “If I pull back these covers and find a baby, I’m'n’a be in big trouble, because I am so not a labor and delivery nurse.”

Patient: “Don’t worry, you won’t be the only one.”