Advanced Medical Directive for EXPECTANT MOMS?

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    Joojoobean posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:53:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    I hear there is a maternity medical directive pregnant JWs give to their obs.

    Can anyone get me a pdf for this? I'd curious to know exactly what it says.

    [Someone's posted about this on JWRecovery]

    Alfred posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:54:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    Joojoobean... welcome!

    Joojoobean posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:59:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    Ah, thanks, 'Alfred'.

    Joojoobean posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:59:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    This is it! http://www.transfusionguidelines.org.uk/docs/pdfs/bbt-04_care-plan.pdf A UK only thing?

    M sir82 posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:07:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    Nothing like that in the US.

    stuckinamovement posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:12:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    If I remember right, here in the US there was a letter to boe about 2 years ago encouraging expectant moms to review an awake article and contact the hlc as a precaution.

    Siam

    NewChapter posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:15:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    Welcome JooJoo. What stuck said. There is a thread that posts the contents of the letter somewhere. I can try and find it.

    F blondie posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:15:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    This document has been prepared as an aid for medical staff and midwives who are managing a Jehovah’s Witness or other patient who refuses a blood transfusion and is at risk of, or experiencing, postpartum haemorrhage.
    It doesn't seem that this document was developed by the WTS but by non-jws to deal with jw blood issues.

    NewChapter posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:16:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    Found it.

    http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/friends/188884/1/BOE-Letter-on-Mothers-to-be

    Again, just a letter, not a special directive.

    F blondie posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:23:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    That's different from this:

    This is it! http://www.transfusionguidelines.org.uk/docs/pdfs/bbt-04_care-plan.pdf

    I was told by several elders that many jws just figured "no blood" at all and never prepared for health issues that could come up. I knew jws that didn't tell their surgeon they were a jw and would not take a transfusion until their day of surgery.

    Joojoobean posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:31:00 GMT(1/31/2012)

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    Thanks for the link, 'Chapter'. I'll take a look.

    This care plan is definitely compiled by the society, Blondie. All UK mums I've known are given one immediately the elders know they are pregnant (not that they necessarily check you've handed it to your carers. Thankfully!).

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