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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Apr 152014

Loss“You have such difficult pregnancies. All this back and forth to have a baby is ridiculous. I think you should just get fixed and then we won’t ever have to deal with this again.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at six week postpartum  The mother had lost her twins in a previous pregnancy and had just given birth to her next child after a complicated pregnancy.

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Feb 052014

MOSWNoOtherText“How do you know how high your sex drive is if you didn’t have sex before you were married?”

- Nurse practitioner to woman in a family planning clinic to find out information about different birth control options after having an extremely low libido soon after getting married. 

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 February 5, 2014  birth control 35 Responses »
Jan 242014

Breastfeeding“It’s dangerous to not have a period every month. It can cause endometrial cancer…oh well, it’s probably because you’re breastfeeding anyway.”

– OBGYN at annual exam to mother who was 5 months postpartum. The doctor spent a large amount of time trying to convince the mother to go on birth control pills to force her body to menstruate.

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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 »
Dec 032013

MOSWNoOtherText“But it will only take two or three minutes for your husband to be happy! You need to take care of your husband!”

- OB to mother who stated at her 6 week postpartum check up that when she and her husband returned to having sex, they would be using condoms, but right now she was feeling too tired to make love.

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 December 3, 2013  birth control, OB, postpartum 31 Responses »
Oct 112013

MOSWNoOtherText“I want to make sure that you understand that you need to start your birth control pack on the first Sunday after your next period.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to 19 year old woman at her first pelvic exam. The CNM then spent the next 10 minutes picking hypothetical dates on the calendar, then quizzing the woman as to when she should start using the pills.

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 October 11, 2013  birth control, CNM 41 Responses »
Oct 102013

ThoughtfulThursdayOB/Gyn at yearly exam: “Any birth control?”

Mother: “No, we use NFP.”

OB/Gyn: “And that works for you?”

Mother: “Yes, we have used it for a while now.”

OB/Gyn: “Great! Sounds like a good plan.”

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Sep 272013

MOSWNoOtherText“Your condom broke? That’s what Plan B is for.”

- OB to mother with an unexpected pregnancy that the mother was happy about.

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 September 27, 2013  birth control, OB 20 Responses »