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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Apr 012014
 

Labor“I didn’t think you’d feel it.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother, after the mother severely startled when the midwife, without speaking, inserted her fingers for a vaginal exam from behind, while the mother, with an epidural, lay on her side away from the midwife.

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Mar 182014
 

Labor“Oh, we’re gonna give her an epidural so she can rest. You guys should go home. It’ll be at least another six hours.” 

- Certified Nurse Midwife in front of the laboring woman to her doula and support people, when while the mother was working hard in transition.

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Mar 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherTextCertified Nurse Midwife : “We’ll see you in a month.:

Mother: “No, my doctor said they wants to see me every two weeks.”

Midwife: “Fine, we can do that, but you won’t get another ultrasound for a month.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife during a prenatal appointment at the maternal fetal medicine practice with a high risk mother.  The CNM assumed the mother was “fishing” for another ultrasound. 

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Jan 192014
 

Breastfeeding“Don’t be surprised if you can’t make enough milk to feed your baby.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to small breasted woman at a second trimester prenatal appointment. 

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Jan 022014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Go home, sleep, let your labor come on its own instead of forcing it. Then you’ll be rested for labor.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother whose labor had not yet turned the corner yet.

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Dec 262013
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Oh, we do that automatically. I did my research on that when I went to school 30 years ago.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who asked for delayed cord clamping.

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Dec 122013
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Are you still breastfeeding?”

– Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at her first prenatal appointment. Mother had a 14-month-old. Midwife expressed sympathy that the toddler had self-weaned early in the pregnancy.

 

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Dec 052013
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Of course you can have it! It’s yours! You made it!”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who wanted to take home her placenta after her birth.

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Nov 262013
 

AboutHomebirths“Let me be clear – this office DOES NOT support home birth. We are just required by law to still serve you.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who was planning to home birth but wanted care also established with a hospital provider.

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