Jan 012011
 

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:

1. “…But, I will let you have twinkle lights!”

“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.

2. “Your placenta looks weird…”

“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.

3. “…You just must have clotted off the placenta and killed her.”

“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.

4. “I had to cut an episiotomy for the placenta…”

“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.

5.  “Twins are ready sooner because they grow faster than a singleton.”

“Twins are ready sooner because they grow faster than a singleton.” – OB

6.  “Childbirth is one of the most dangerous things a woman can do today.”

“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.

7.  “Are you a flexible doula…?”

“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.

8. “It’s time to deliver Johnny and the fatality”

“It is time to deliver Johnny and the fatality.”  – OB to mother birthing twins, one of whom was not expected to live past birth.

9.  “Your poop could be sucked into the vaginal canal…”

“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 .

10. “…Just putting in an extra stitch.  It will make your husband really happy.”

“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!

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  6 Responses to “The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2010 on My OB Said WHAT?!?”

  1. I’d have to say all of these are horrible to hear!! Here’s to another year, hopefully not hearing much more of the heartless comments. Then again, w/o them, mosw wouldn’t exist!!! Happy New Year everyone! :D

  2. *BLUGH* It’s like 2010 all over again!

    At least we’ll always have our twinkle lights. Cheers, ladies (and occasional gents)! Here’s hoping for a future date when this site can no longer exist because no one remembers when a birth professional said something audacious.

  3. Wow. Mindblowing. Each is worst than the other! Using it for sunday surf!

  4. I have to say, after reading all of the above (and all the other outrageous posts of 2010) number six is starting to sound truer and truer!

  5. That last one is like my OB’s remark to my first baby’s dad: “Don’t worry. I sewed her up just as tight as she was.”

  6. Why oh why does anyone go to the hospital unless they’re half dead?

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