May 072014

Cesareans“So are you ready for your cesarean section now?”

- OB to mother every time the OB entered the room.  Baby was not in distress, Mother was a home birth transfer to the hospital due to maternal exhaustion and was sleeping with the help of an epidural. 

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May 052014

MOSWNoOtherText“I’m not comfortable dictating it.”

- OB response in lieu of preparing an operative report for after a cesarean section. The mother had gone back to get her medical records and was told that there was no surgical report available. 

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 May 5, 2014  Cesarean, OB 19 Responses »
Apr 292014

CesareansMother: “So, why do you recommend against VBAC?”

OB: “Because we try to make sure every woman gives birth the same way.”


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 April 29, 2014  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 15 Responses »
Apr 222014

Cesareans“You cannot have a baby over 6 lbs. You will need to have a cesarean section for any more children.”

- OB before the baby was even transferred from the OB’s hands after being born.

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 April 22, 2014  Cesarean, OB 13 Responses »
Apr 212014

Breastfeeding“Your crying is making your milk sour. No wonder he won’t breastfeed.”

- Postpartum nurse to mother 23 hours after a cesarean.

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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 48 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 24 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 »