Jul 022013
 

Well, that’s what happens when you’re on call…you have to take any emergency even if you don’t agree with it.” – OB to parents after the parents thanked the OB for the care provided during delivery of a non-emergent home birth transfer.

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 July 2, 2013  Home Birth, OB 24 Responses »
Jun 272013
 

“That’s great that you are planning a home birth. Just let me know whatever I can do for you and your midwife or whatever tests you want.” – Family Practice Doctor to mother.

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Jun 232013
 

“We can’t do follow-up care after a homebirth.  Your insurance won’t let us see you.” – Nurse at a women’s center when a mother called for an appointment for birth control at six weeks postpartum.

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Jun 232013
 

“Take these home and fill them out because you’re going to end up having that baby here anyway.” – L&D Receptionist to mother who was planning an out of hospital birth but had come to the L&D unit at 35 weeks for help with violent coughing from a cold that was triggering contractions.

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 June 23, 2013  Home Birth, L&D Nurse 6 Responses »
Jun 182013
 

“You aren’t in labor. It’s only going to get harder from here. You should go get an epidural.”- Midwife encouraging a mother to transfer to the hospital.

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Jun 122013
 

“I was asking the patient, not you.” – OB to midwife after a non-emergent home birth transfer.  The doctor had asked the laboring woman about her labor while the woman was vocalizing loudly through a contraction..  The midwife attempted to hand the doctor the labor records for more information.

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Jun 052013
 

“Oh, we don’t do that. The hospital she was born at must have given the state your records.” – Pediatrician’s office to mother when she asked that the office not give confidential records to the state. The baby was born at home and had never been admitted to a hospital.

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Jun 032013
 

“You’re too fat to have a homebirth.” – Midwives to mother who wanted to have her second baby at home, after her first was a completely uncomplicated birth.

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May 132013
 

“I’m not responsible for your transport! You are because you agreed to go!” – Midwife to mother who agreed to transport at the insistence of the midwife, who tore the cervix while reducing a cervical lip.

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May 092013
 

“You deserve a trophy, momma!  You are a rock star!” – Midwife to mother who birthed a 10 pound 10 ounce, 24 inch baby at home.

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