Apr 192014

Cesareans“I booked you for a cesarean section on your due date because you aren’t making cervical change. Some women just can’t give birth and every day you stay pregnant is risking your baby’s life because you won’t go into labor.”

- OB to mother.

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 April 19, 2014  Cesarean, Due Date, OB 17 Responses »
Apr 162014

Cesareans“Most women who have a birth plan for natural birth end up having a cesarean section.”

- OB to mother when discussing the need for a birth plan.

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 April 16, 2014  Birth Plan, Cesarean, OB 23 Responses »
Apr 112014

Cesareans“I don’t know how many cesarean I do, but the national average is really low so you should be fine.”

- OB in response to a question from a mother.

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 April 11, 2014  Cesarean, OB 26 Responses »
Apr 012014

Cesareans“Oh, by the way, if this doesn’t work, we’ll have to do a cesarean section.”

- OB to mother immediately before applying a vacuum to the baby’s head.

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 April 1, 2014  Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »
Mar 232014

Cesareans“Do you shave?”

- L&D nurse to mother being prepped for emergent cesarean section for fetal distress. 

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 March 23, 2014  Cesarean, L&D Nurse 23 Responses »
Mar 202014

ThoughtfulThursday“Don’t worry, next time you will get to have the natural birth you wanted.”

- OB to mother who had an emergency cesarean after planning an out of hospital birth.

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Mar 202014

ThoughtfulThursday“What are you doing with the baby? Give her to her mother now!”

- Anesthesiologist to the nurse right after baby was born by cesarean section, encouraging the baby to go skin to skin immediately with mother.

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Mar 202014

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry to have to do a cesarean section. I know you could birth him naturally even though he’s breech, but there is no way the hospital will let us do that.”

- OB when the mother’s water broke at 35 weeks and baby was full breech.

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Mar 192014

Loss“It’s a good thing he’s dead, he would just be a vegetable.”

- L&D nurse as a mother was being put under general anesthesia for an emergency cesarean due to a prolapsed cord.  The baby was not dead and survived without harm.

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 March 19, 2014  Cesarean, L&D Nurse 18 Responses »
Mar 052014

Cesareans“Well she pushed for over two hours, I would have just sectioned her.”

- OB  who was not caring for the mother during labor, after learning of the mother’s vaginal birth. 

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 March 5, 2014  Cesarean, OB, pushing 11 Responses »