Jun 112014

Epidurals “I do not understand why any woman would want to go through natural childbirth. I never have and I never will.”

- OB to mother.

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 June 11, 2014  epidural, OB 55 Responses »
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 062014

MOSWNoOtherText“Rate your pain from 0-10, where 10 is birthing a baby with no epidural.”

– Med student to mother. Med student didn’t know mother had previously successfully birthed a baby without an epidural and was in more pain now.

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 May 6, 2014  epidural, OB 53 Responses »
Apr 292014

Epidurals“This isn’t the old days, if you want to do this without pain meds, go out in the field and take a squat.”

- OB to mother in labor who was hoping to birth without pain medications.

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 April 29, 2014  epidural, OB 39 Responses »
Apr 172014

ThoughtfulThursday “Are you sure you want pain meds? If you are, we will go over your options.”

- Midwife to mother who had asked for pain meds during a contraction. The mother stated at the beginning of labor that she did not want any pain meds.

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Apr 172014

ThoughtfulThursday“If someone walked in the room they would never believe she doesn’t have an epidural.”

- Midwife during a woman’s labor.

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Apr 082014

Epidurals“I don’t deliver without an epidural.”

- OB to laboring mother. 

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 April 8, 2014  epidural, OB 28 Responses »
Apr 072014

Epidurals“Fine, you can have the epidural. But just so you know, the contractions have to get MUCH worse before it’s time to push.”

- L&D nurse to first time mother who requested an epidural.

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 April 7, 2014  epidural, L&D Nurse 10 Responses »
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 282014

Epidurals“Ha! We will just have to see about that.”

- OB to mother who stated that she wanted to birth unmedicated, at a prenatal, discussing birth plans.

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