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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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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Dec 272013
 

AboutHomebirths“Home births are equal to abortions.”

- Family practice doctor seeing a mother at 8 weeks  of pregnancy, when the doctor was told the mother was considering a home birth.

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Dec 122013
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You must always keep in mind that you are his mother and you know what’s best for him, if it feels wrong it is wrong.”

- Family Practice doctor to mother who was receiving a lot of unwanted advice from family members on taking care of her newborn.

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Dec 122013
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Of course you’ll want to breastfeed as long as you can manage it, but it is also ok to let him taste new things at this age just for fun.”

-  General Practitioner to mother who said she did not want to rush her 8 month old into eating solid foods.

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Aug 292013
 

“You have very high blood pressure, so if this was a repeat c-section, I’d have suggested taking the baby this week. But as you want a VBAC and baby seems to be doing well, let’s wait till 42 weeks.” – Family Practice Doctor to mother.

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