Nov 292012

“In my entire career, I have never had a woman decline an exam….. but that’s just fine with me!” – Surprised OB to woman who declined a routine vaginal exam to check dilation at 39 weeks.

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  4 Responses to “Thoughtful Thursday! “…That’s Just Fine With Me!””

  1. A thousand times, hurrah!

    I kind of love the thought process of this OB. “I’ve never encountered this before! But . . . well . . . hey, why not?” The willingness to learn, and to respect the patient’s wishes, is such a refreshing contrast to all the quotes on here where precedent trumps rights or reason. Way to go, Surprised!OB.

  2. Excellent!
    You see, without the end of the sentence, it would have been a regular MOSW submission, but because the doc was willing to go out the zone of what he’s used to, and mostly, because he was able to respect the woman as a partner in her care, he was quoted on Thursday. :D

  3. I don t see the point of routine vag exams

  4. I want that doctor! I just had my OB tell me I HAD to have a vaginal exam at 38 weeks during an uncomplicated first pregnancy. Needless to say I switched to his midwife.

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