Search Results : thoughtful thursday » My OB Said WHAT?!?

Jul 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You’re miserable, and you have every right to be.

- OB to mother who delivered a 26 week baby via a cesarean after her water broke and was in pain and emotional.

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Jul 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“That’s totally fine, many women choose to use no pain medication, and you might even see that labor is fun!”

- OB to mother who was discussing her desire for an unmedicated birth.

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Jul 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I saw on the board that you had your baby last night and HAD to come and find you. I’m so glad you pushed for a VBAC, you did so well!”

- Midwife who had been with the mother two months earlier as the mother negotiated with the OB to be allowed to have a trial of labor. 

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Jul 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Seriously, if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call us. We certainly aren’t going to treat you any differently this time around just because of the diagnosis.”

- OB to mother during the first visit after they found out the baby had a fatal birth defect and wouldn’t survive long after birth. The parents had decided to carry the baby to term despite the diagnosis and received the team’s full support.

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Jun 262014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“He would be so proud of you.”

- Midwife to mother giving birth to her first child while her husband was deployed.

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Jun 262014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain, but we’ll get you taken care of no matter what!”

- Midwife to mother who was experiencing pain from her birth control method.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Why are you prepping for a cesarean section? Can’t you see her pushing?”

- OB to the L&D nurses after the nurses gave up on the mother and were talking amongst themselves as she was pushing. Baby was born vaginally 30 minutes later.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ll make sure the nurses stop asking you to give your twins the hep b vaccine. It sounds like you know what you’re talking about, these are your babies and they need to respect that.”

- Neonatologist to mother with twins in the NICU.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Sure! If you are healthy and live close to the hospital, you can have your baby at home!”

- OB’s response when mother informed the OB that she was seeking a midwife for a homebirth.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain, but we’ll get you taken care of no matter what!”

- Midwife to woman who was experiencing pain and complications from birth control choices.

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