Apr 182014

Labor“Well, some women’s bodies just can’t go into labor without pitocin. They just stall in early labor and don’t progress.”

- OB to mother after a medically unnecessary induction.

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 April 18, 2014  induction, OB, pitocin 35 Responses »
Apr 042014

MOSWNoOtherText“You can accept pitocin or I can wheel you into the OR. It’s your choice. I’ll be back in one hour.”

- OB to mother during an induction.

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 April 4, 2014  birth, induction, OB, pitocin 28 Responses »
Apr 022014

MOSWNoOtherText“If you don’t let us induce you, your baby will die!”

– Nurse Practitioner to mother at 42 weeks 2 days.

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Mar 282014

Labor“We won’t check you for another 2 hours, you were only 7cm.”

- Health care provider to mother being induced.  The mother had a history of lighting fast labors. Baby was born 5 minutes later.

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Mar 212014

MOSWNoOtherTextOB: “We will be inducing tomorrow at 38 weeks.”

Mother: “Why? What is wrong with my baby?”

OB: “Oh nothing, there are a lot of mothers booked in at the same time so we need to lighten the load.”

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 March 21, 2014  induction, OB 34 Responses »
Mar 042014

Labor“But then we’ll be here ALL DAY!”

- OB, with wild flinging of arms into the air,  in response to the suggestion that breaking the bag of water be delayed until a mother being induced  continued to dilate more then the current 2 CM of dilation she was at.

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 March 4, 2014  AROM, induction, OB 23 Responses »
Feb 062014

ThoughtfulThursday“What can I do for you to make this the best experience possible for you, even though it’s nothing like what you wanted?”

- L&D nurse to mother experiencing an unwanted but necessary induction.

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Jan 202014

MOSWNoOtherText“Don’t worry, I said and requested stupid things when I was in labor too.”

- OB to mother who voiced her preference one method of induction over another to the doctor.

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 January 20, 2014  induction, informed consent, OB 4 Responses »
Jan 102014

Labor“We’re going to start you on pitocin and then break your waters and set you up with an epidural.”

- OB to mother.

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Jan 082014

MOSWNoOtherText“I understand you think that your ‘research’ has led you to make good decisions but you are not the one with the degree and experience. You are an overweight woman who will develop pre-eclampsia if you go any further into this pregnancy, and that’s why I want you in here tomorrow morning when you were scheduled. If you don’t show up we can only assume you are putting your baby’s needs after your own and I will not hesitate to make hospital staff aware that you are a danger to your child. That is not a threat, it is a promise.”

- OB to mother who was not consenting to an induction at 38 weeks 5 days. The mother’s only health issue was obesity.  Blood pressure, labs, gestational diabetes test all were within normal limits.

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