Apr 092014
 

Newborns“We can’t do delayed cord clamping because it will make the baby swell up like a blueberry and die.”

- OB to mother.

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Apr 092014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“If you leave the hospital against medical advice, your baby may die.”

-  Hospital OB to mother whose own obstetrician referred her to hospital for tests and had ordered her discharged after receiving test results. 

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Apr 022014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“If you don’t let us induce you, your baby will die!”

– Nurse Practitioner to mother at 42 weeks 2 days.

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Jan 182014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Well, there’s fetal demise. That is a possible outcome.”

- Family Practice doctor to mother when talking about the baby’s risk due to “low” amniotic fluid.

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Aug 202013
 

“It’s very dangerous to send you home with this advanced dilation…If you don’t allow me to induce you today, your baby may come so fast that it will fall out and die on the 30 minute drive back here and I would be reported and sued and in so much trouble. You have no idea how risky it is to walk around when your baby could come with very little warning.” – OB to mother.

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Jul 172013
 

“Well, you can either listen to me or you can have a dead baby.” –  Perinatologist after recommending an immediate cesarean for intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR).  The father had asked for more information.

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Jul 082013
 

“His numbers are high and you need to go to the hospital NOW! I’ve already had him admitted. He could die from this!” – Pediatrician, after being asked if a home visit and a bilirubin blanket would be a better solution for a jaundiced newborn. The baby’s numbers were already coming down.

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May 182013
 

“We don’t want to have an emergency, so let’s just schedule a cesarean.” – L&D Charge Nurse to mother and partner after an unsuccessful version to turn a breech baby.

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Apr 012013
 

“Well, that community is also OK with babies dying.” – OB to mother when mother stated that some midwives allow mothers to do glucose monitoring at home and asked about using this method.

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