Thanks to everyone who responded to our quest to determine the 10 most “popular” posts of 2010. The posts you love to hate!
We have tallied the votes amidst the champagne bubbles in our glasses as we welcome in the New Year, 2011 and are pleased to announce the following Top 10 My OB said WHAT?!? posts of the past year:
“I understand. I can’t give you those other things, but I’ll let you have twinkle lights.” -OB to mother during an OB consult in preparation for a homebirth, when the mother stated that she was looking forward to continuity of care, freedom of movement, ability to eat/drink, low interventions, and relaxed atmosphere.
“Your placenta looks weird….I think you may have some collapsed fibroids on it.” -OB who had mistakenly pulled out the mother’s uterus with assertive cord traction resulting in complete uterine prolapse and hemorrhage.
“The baby was absolutely perfect; you just must have clotted off the placenta and killed her.” – OB at a follow up appointment with a mother who miscarried at 16 weeks.
“I had to cut an episiotomy for the placenta, otherwise it would not have come out because it is so big.” -OB to mother who had just delivered before the doctor could arrive.
“Twins are ready sooner because they grow faster than a singleton.” – OB
“Childbirth is one of the most dangerous things a woman can do today.” -OB to a mother in the middle of her labor and birth.
“Are you a flexible doula? Because when we get those 4 page Bradley birth plans and doulas that light incense and do seances, we know the mom’s gonna end up with a cesarean.” -L&D nurse to doula accompanying mom to a Non-stress test.
“It is time to deliver Johnny and the fatality.” – OB to mother birthing twins, one of whom was not expected to live past birth.
“We don’t allow you to eat because your poop could be sucked into the vaginal canal and cause an infection.” -Triage nurse when mom asked why she couldn’t eat once admitted to L&D .
“I’m almost done, just putting in an extra stitch. It will make your husband really happy.” -OB during tear repair.
Now, on to 2011!