Apr 172014

ThoughtfulThursday“If someone walked in the room they would never believe she doesn’t have an epidural.”

- Midwife during a woman’s labor.

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Apr 162014

Labor“Usually when women are under this much stress, they labor really fast.”

- L&D nurse to mother who had experienced a slow progression of labor, and had been reminded of her slow progress constantly throughout the labor.

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 April 16, 2014  L&D Nurse, labor 6 Responses »
Apr 142014

Labor“No, you can’t get up after we break your water. You have to stay in the bed. The cord can prolapse!”

- L&D nurse to a mother trying to have a natural birth and desperately wanted to squat and pace through contractions

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 April 14, 2014  AROM, L&D Nurse, labor 18 Responses »
Apr 102014

ThoughtfulThursday“She thinks she isn’t handling this well. I think she’s doing AWESOME!”

- Admitting nurse to L&D nurse while transferring mother to her room.

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Apr 032014

ThoughtfulThursday “I know you don’t feel like the labor’s been long enough for this, but give pushing a try for the next couple of contractions and we’ll see how you go.”

- Midwife to a mother who had only been in labor a very short while.

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Mar 202014

ThoughtfulThursday“You are amazing, you can do this, you won’t be given more than you can handle. I can’t wait to go home and tell my husband what an awesome birth I attended tonight!”

- L&D nurse to mother

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Mar 182014

Labor“You’ve made no progress, honey. These contractions just aren’t strong enough and we need to make them stronger before we can get anywhere…”

- L&D Nurse to mother whose contractions were two minutes apart and a minute and a half long, and showing nearly every sign of transition. Dilation had been “stuck” at a 7 for three hours.

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 March 18, 2014  L&D Nurse, labor 9 Responses »
Mar 032014

Labor“The students and  residents have every right to be in here during your delivery, and working with you and your child afterwards.  This is a teaching hospital and that’s just something you will have to accept.”

- L&D Nurse to mother who requested that she not be cared for by medical students or residents.

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Feb 272014

ThoughtfulThursday” I’m going to leave you alone and go knit. I’ll come back when you need me.”

- Midwife to mother who’s labor stopped whenever anyone was around .

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Feb 272014

ThoughtfulThursday“You can come in whenever you’re ready. You know what you’re doing, you did great last time.”

- Midwife to second time mother in labor.

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