Nov 082012
 

“I’m so sorry your birth went this way. I wish we could be doing this in your living room like you wanted.” – L&D Nurse admitting mother who had been planning a home birth but had to transfer to the hospital.

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Nov 072012
 

“You’re going to have to sit up by yourself, I can’t do it for you.” – L&D Nurse to mother who was struggling to sit up during the pushing phase while exhausted and with a heavy epidural.  She asked for help.

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 November 7, 2012  epidural, L&D Nurse, labor, pushing 12 Responses »
Nov 062012
 

“Even if you drink a lot of water, you can still be dehydrated, because you probably eat a lot of salt.”  - Certified Nurse Midwife trying to explain mom’s “false contractions” – she was on her fourth day of prodromal labor.

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 November 6, 2012  CNM, contractions, labor, Midwife 10 Responses »
Nov 052012
 

“You cannot get out of bed or use the bathroom after your water breaks because the cord will fall out and your baby will die.” – OB to mother at 19 week prenatal.

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Nov 032012
 

“You will get an epidural. You will only have two people in the room. And the doctor is not in charge, the nurses are.” – L&D nurse when mother was in early labor.

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 November 3, 2012  L&D Nurse, labor, OB 25 Responses »
Nov 032012
 

“Oh, she just had a little Vagal response.” – L&D nurse while laughing as the husband watched concerned as his wife’s heart rate dropped as did the baby’s also.

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 November 3, 2012  L&D Nurse, labor 11 Responses »
Nov 012012
 

“Here’s my cell phone number. Call or text me when you think you’re in labor, not the office line.” – Midwife at 38 week prenatal visit.

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Oct 292012
 

“I can’t find your cervix.” – OB during a cervical exam in labor.

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 October 29, 2012  Cervical exam, cervix, labor, OB 15 Responses »
Oct 252012
 

“Can you get the squatting bar for her please?” – Family practitioner to nurses when mother changed positions.

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Oct 222012
 

“You’ll be cursing my name in about an hour.” – OB to mother after rupturing her membranes.

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 October 22, 2012  AROM, labor, OB 13 Responses »