May 292014

ThoughtfulThursday“You birthed like a warrior. It was an honor to catch your baby. She’s blessed to have such a strong mommy.”

- Midwife to a young, single mother after 24 hours of natural labor.

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May 152014

ThoughtfulThursday“Are you okay, hun? You seem to have trouble walking. I am going to get that OB back in here to get you a script for pain relief right away. I don’t know why they haven’t given you anything, you’ve been through so much, it isn’t right… I know you’re young and scared, I will advocate for you.”

- L&D nurse to young mother after a very rough delivery.

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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 »
Apr 152014

MOSWNoOtherText“No, don’t be silly. You’re not a baby and your mother can’t come back here. You don’t need her.”

- OB/Gyn to 14 year old being seen for a GYN problem who asked if her mother could be brought into the room to support her during a pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 74 Responses »
Jan 062014

MOSWNoOtherText“If you don’t want strangers looking in your vagina, you’re not mature enough to have a baby.”

- OB to mother who inquired as to why a vaginal exam was ‘required’ every six weeks during pregnancy.

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 January 6, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, OB, prenatal 40 Responses »
Dec 182013

MOSWNoOtherText“Okay, I’ll let you slide this time, but if you keep refusing exams, I won’t be able to prescribe you birth control. If I want to do a pap next year and you refuse, I can’t keep giving you birth control.”

- Gyn to a 17 year old young woman getting birth control for the first time, after she refused a “routine” breast exam. 

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 December 18, 2013  Age, birth control, Gyn 16 Responses »
Dec 172013


RoundedSpeechBubbleRadiologist filling in an X-ray request…

Radiologist: “Any chance you could be pregnant?”

18 year old woman: “Nope”

Radiologist: “Are you sure?”

Woman: “Yes.”

Radiologist: “How do you know?”

Woman: “Well, apart from the fact I’m on the pill, I use the most effective contraception known to man.”

Radiologist: “Oh yeah. What’s that then?”

Woman: “Abstinence.”


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 December 17, 2013  Age, birth control 12 Responses »
Nov 152013

Loss“Well, you’ve had a miscarriage. But this wasn’t a planned pregnancy anyway, right?”

- ER doctor to a pregnant teenager. 

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 November 15, 2013  Age, pregnancy loss 16 Responses »
Nov 092013

Labor“You know they have to leave once the doctor gets here right”

- L&D Nurse to first time mother who was shaking and scared, talking about the mother’s support team.

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 November 9, 2013  Age, L&D Nurse, labor 12 Responses »
Oct 272013

LaborWe are not “inducing” your labor! We are merely suggesting that you “augment” it!

- Ob, 2 L&D nurses and anesthesiologist to very young, very scared first time mother whose biggest fear was a cesarean section.

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