New Pregnancy Policies Could Moor Expectant Mothers
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No, I understand your point. I did my internship in OB/GYN so I have seen things happen quickly-thank God for nurses like you! I just have seen other people on cruises that seem like a bigger liability than a healthy pregnant woman. It is a risk, as with any travel while pregnant, which is why I think they need to make an informed decision with their doctor. I guess the way I see it that no one's health is an inconvenience to me on board. If someone needs medical attention, I would rather have my plans on hold than that person have an adverse outcome. I am sure you feel the same way as you have dedicated your career to nursing. Don't you agree though that an ectopic at 12 weeks or a threatened AB at 18 weeks with buldging membranes is just a big of an emergency?? I guess that is more my point, that emergencies in pregnancy can happen at any point that would require immediate medical attention.Yes, I do agree with you that anything can happen and many times there are people that are more at risk with their medical problems than a healthy pregnant woman. But part of the reason I feel so strongly about pregnant women being on a ship is that I see the threatened AB's/miscarriages or babies that are born at early gestation. I know that sometimes we can help and sometimes we can't. But on a cruise ship, if they delivered, it's almost a guaranteed death to the baby.
Good point about the medical crew not having much experience with OB. I guess that would preclude any pregnant woman from traveling at all. Hopefully all-pregnant or not-will stay healthy on their cruises. LOL about the Bradley folks. My OB friend tells me she has a four point system for a C/S. One point each for: over 40, having a birth plan, having a doula, and one for no IV!!!lol..... Then I guess I have the same system for C-sections. Just a different variety.