Jun 292014

MOSWNoOtherText“But what if you have a 10 pound baby? You’re only 4’11″, you won’t be able to give birth to a 10 pound baby.”

- OB to mother with gestational diabetes at 35 week appointment, advocating for induction at 38/39 weeks, “just in case” the baby was “too big.” This was the first time meeting this OB.

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 June 29, 2014  Big Baby, induction, OB 43 Responses »
May 152014

ThoughtfulThursday“To improve safety and quality in maternity care, ACOG and our partners, particularly our colleagues in SMFM, will collaborate closely in seven critical areas:  …We will eliminate elective inductions of labor!”

-Taken from an article published in the Green Journal

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May 152014

ThoughtfulThursday“Baby is doing great, I see no reason to send you for an induction today!”

-Perinatologist going over Biophysical Profile with mother who was 41.5 weeks pregnan,t after telling her that the baby was measuring at 9-10 pounds.

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Apr 302014

Labor“Something is keeping the baby in. It should be out by now! I’m going to check you and see if maybe you need a little help.”

- OB to mother four hours after breaking her water for an induction.

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 April 30, 2014  AROM, induction, OB 10 Responses »
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 50 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 »