Jun 052014

ThoughtfulThursday“Well, mother’s milk is the best thing to cure that!”

- Family Practice Doctor to mother when discussing infant with a cold.

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May 012014

ThoughtfulThursday“It’s your body, I’m not going to force you to do anything you’re not comfortable with.”

- Family doctor to patient refusing pneumonia vaccine while sick.

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May 012014

ThoughtfulThursday“That’s great! It’s perfectly fine to continue nursing while pregnant.”

- Family Practice doctor to mother.

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Apr 282014

AboutHomebirthsYou had a home birth!? Yikes, that’s risky. I would NEVER let my girlfriend do that. Not that she would want to…”

- Family medicine resident to woman being seen for bronchitis, while reviewing her medical records.

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Apr 232014

MOSWNoOtherText“Well, you’re not pregnant or anemic. I don’t know what else could be wrong with you.”

- General Practice Doctor to woman who was later diagnosed with pneumonia.

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Apr 102014

ThoughtfulThursday“You had a home birth?  That’s great!  I don’t know why more people don’t do that.”

- Family doctor to mother at child’s 2 month visit.

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Mar 262014

Fatness“Still pregnant, then?”

- Family Practice doctor to mother at 8 weeks.  At an earlier appointment, the doctor implied that both the mother and the baby would die due to the mother’s obesity.

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Mar 122014

MOSWNoOtherText“Antidepressants are not magic pills, you need to control your mood yourself.”

- General Practitioner to 6 week pregnant mother, while advising her to stop taking her medication for the baby’s safety

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Mar 032014

Breastfeeding“Why don’t you just give him a bottle? You can pump or give him formula. Six weeks is way longer than I ever breastfed!”

- Family practice doctor at 6-week postpartum visit when the mother mentioned that her newborn son was fussy after nursing sessions and the mother was concerned he might have reflux.

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Feb 202014

ThoughtfulThursday“Wow, neat!”

- Family practice doctor upon seeing the baby’s cloth diaper during an exam.

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