Advanced Medical Directive for EXPECTANT MOMS?

by Joojoobean 10 Replies latest watchtower medical

  • Joojoobean
    Joojoobean

    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
    Alfred

    Joojoobean... welcome!

  • Joojoobean
    Joojoobean

    Ah, thanks, 'Alfred'.

  • Joojoobean
  • sir82
    sir82

    Nothing like that in the US.

  • stuckinamovement
    stuckinamovement

    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
    NewChapter

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

  • blondie
    blondie

    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
  • blondie
    blondie

    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
    Joojoobean

    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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