Apr 192014
 

Cesareans“I booked you for a cesarean section on your due date because you aren’t making cervical change. Some women just can’t give birth and every day you stay pregnant is risking your baby’s life because you won’t go into labor.”

- OB to mother.

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 April 19, 2014  Cesarean, Due Date, OB 32 Responses »
Apr 182014
 

Labor“Well, some women’s bodies just can’t go into labor without pitocin. They just stall in early labor and don’t progress.”

- OB to mother after a medically unnecessary induction.

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 April 18, 2014  induction, OB, pitocin 39 Responses »
Apr 172014
 

ThoughtfulThursday ”Are you sure you want pain meds? If you are, we will go over your options.”

- Midwife to mother who had asked for pain meds during a contraction. The mother stated at the beginning of labor that she did not want any pain meds.

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Apr 172014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m really worried about you. Call me today when you make an appointment. Or you can fax the information, whatever works better. I’ll give you my personal numbers. I’m really worried, and I want you to be seen right away.”

- OB to new mother who was asking about and exhibiting signs of delayed-onset postpartum depression.

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Apr 172014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“If someone walked in the room they would never believe she doesn’t have an epidural.”

- Midwife during a woman’s labor.

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Apr 162014
 

Labor“Usually when women are under this much stress, they labor really fast.”

- L&D nurse to mother who had experienced a slow progression of labor, and had been reminded of her slow progress constantly throughout the labor.

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 April 16, 2014  L&D Nurse, labor 6 Responses »
Apr 162014
 

Cesareans“Most women who have a birth plan for natural birth end up having a cesarean section.”

- OB to mother when discussing the need for a birth plan.

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 April 16, 2014  Birth Plan, Cesarean, OB 23 Responses »
Apr 162014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Oh, stop screaming. That doesn’t hurt.”

– OB to pregnant mother with a bad yeast infection as the doctor inserted a urinary catheter.

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 April 16, 2014  OB 5 Responses »
Apr 152014
 

Loss“You have such difficult pregnancies. All this back and forth to have a baby is ridiculous. I think you should just get fixed and then we won’t ever have to deal with this again.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at six week postpartum  The mother had lost her twins in a previous pregnancy and had just given birth to her next child after a complicated pregnancy.

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Apr 152014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You were told to take off all your clothes! Take off your socks RIGHT NOW!”

- Gyn to young woman there for her first pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 33 Responses »