Mom Gives Birth Alone Because Nurse Needed a Nap

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hospital bedA woman in Botswana found herself in a very scary predicament when she wound up having to give birth to her baby all alone because her nurse decided to go take a nap. (What the heck?!) Thirty-six-year-old Neo Morotsi screamed for assistance in her hospital bed at Serowe’s Sekgoma Memorial Hospital, but ultimately wound up delivering her baby on her own as her cries went unanswered.

After her traumatic ordeal, she found out the nurse had decided getting a few z's was more important than helping her bring her baby into the world, so she did what any irate mother would do and confronted her.

But instead of apologizing over and over again and begging for forgiveness, Neo said, "She blamed me for the whole incident, saying that I wanted to cause trouble for her."

And as it turns out, Neo wasn't the only expectant mom in the maternity ward that day who had trouble getting help from this very same nurse. Two other moms were also forced to give birth by themselves because she was nowhere to be found.

All I want to know is how on earth this lady is still employed by that hospital after neglecting those women the way she did! As any mom will tell you, labor and delivery nurses can make or break your experience when you're having a baby. When I gave birth to my son, my night nurse was absolutely wonderful and treated me with care and respect, but the daytime nurse was a nasty witch (yes, I'm being kind) and did nothing but roll her eyes and raise her voice every time I got weary or complained the slightest bit. Thankfully, my little guy held off until the night nurse came back for her shift, so my experience was somewhat salvaged.

But this poor woman in Botswana will probably feel the stress and trauma of giving birth to her baby all alone for years to come, all because her nurse thought taking a nap was more important than doing her job.

Have you ever for one second worried that your nurses wouldn't be attentive during your baby's birth?

 

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