Apr 092014

MOSWNoOtherText“People who hire doulas always complain afterwards that it’s a waste of money. Why would you want a doula when you can have you family with you instead?”

- OB to mother.

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 April 9, 2014  Doula, OB 30 Responses »
Mar 252014

MOSWNoOtherText“Do you want me to give you a vaginal exam? Hop up on the bed for me.”

- OB to doula, who was in the L&D room, while her client was in the bathroom.  

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 March 25, 2014  Cervical exam, Doula, OB 19 Responses »
Dec 192013


- Midwife to mother when asked if the midwife recommended hiring a doula.

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Nov 142013

ThoughtfulThursday“Let’s just edit these dates in the computer until they say what we want them to say.”

– L&D nurse to a mother who had been charting, and the EDD did not match up with the LMP

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Oct 142013

Labor“We already talked about this hours ago at admission. Why can’t you just be quiet and let us do our jobs?”

- OB when the parents’ doula asked the parents if they were satisfied with the proposed course of care for the labor.

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 October 14, 2013  birth, Doula, labor, OB 5 Responses »
Apr 112013

“I love doulas. They make my job so much easier.” – L&D Nurse to doula at a birth.

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Mar 202013

“Maybe your doula can help you with that.” –  L&D nurse to a woman who had just given birth and had asked for help with breastfeeding.

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Mar 072013

“You do your thing.” – OB to mother and doula during pushing.

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Jan 032013

“So, how do you think we did?” OB to doula after a birth.

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Dec 242012

“When I walked into your room, it was like I had one foot on earth and one foot in heaven.  It was the most spiritual birth I have ever attended.” — Doula to mother during a postpartum visit.

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