Jul 092010
 

“Sh!t, we’re going to have to knock her out!” -OB to surgery room when he realized her regional anesthesia was not working.

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Jun 072010
 

“You are my worst patient ever.” -Anesthesiologist to a woman after her cesarean, who had to be put under general anesthesia because she was screaming in pain during the procedure.

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Jun 052010
 

“What is wrong with her?” Anesthesiologist to father to be, while referencing the terrified mother who just was told she would need a spinal for an unplanned cesarean.  This mother had feared spinal anesthetic her entire life.

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May 112010
 

“Can you move your legs? If you can’t move your legs, then you can’t feel anything.” -Anesthesiologist to mother who stated she felt pain during a cesarean.

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May 092010
 

“When are we going to learn not to feed women in labor!” -Anesthesiologist to the entire room in general, during a labor.

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May 032010
 

“Weren’t you listening to me when I told you that could happen?” – Anesthesiologist to mother, after she complained of feeling like there were bricks on her chest after having received a spinal during a manual extraction of the placenta after birth.

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Apr 262010
 

“We can’t tell how long it will take anesthesia to get here…one hour, two hours, five hours???” -Staff to a woman asking how long it would take to have an anesthesiologist arrive.

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Apr 032010
 

“No. Let me tell you what you’re feeling. You’re feeling phantom contractions. It’s all in your head.” -Anesthesiologist to mother who was stating that the epidural was not working well, as they prepared for a cesarean.

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Mar 242010
 

“That’s okay, I prefer not to do them on overweight women anyway.” -Anesthesiologist to mother who said she preferred not to have an epidural during an unplanned cesarean.

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Mar 232010
 

“Are you sure?” – said by a supervising Anesthesiologist while the Junior Anesthesiologist was poking the mother with a needle for the 4th time.

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