Apr 242014

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I’m positive we can help.”

- OB Nurse to mother had a traumatic birth.

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Apr 222014

Newborns“Well, since he was premature, we have to be extra careful about any weight loss.”

– L&D Nurse to mother. Baby was born at 39 weeks and 4 days, weighing 7lbs 12oz.

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 April 22, 2014  L&D Nurse, newborn 21 Responses »
Apr 212014

Breastfeeding“Your crying is making your milk sour. No wonder he won’t breastfeed.”

- Postpartum nurse to mother 23 hours after a cesarean.

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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 132014

Breastfeeding“If you think that hurts, wait until you breastfeed!”

- L&D nurse to mother who yelped during the L&D nurse’s massage of her uterus postpartum. 

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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 102014

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ve written out a plan to make sure he gets your breastmilk at all feedings, so you don’t have to worry about what’s happening when you’re not here.”

- NICU nurse comforting a mother about heranxiety that her son would receive formula instead of pumped milk when the mother was not at the hospital.

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Apr 082014

MOSWNoOtherText“Your belly isn’t big enough to be 7 months pregnant. The baby isn’t growing properly.”

- Nurse in OB office.

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 April 8, 2014  L&D Nurse, OB, prenatal 19 Responses »
Apr 072014

Epidurals“Fine, you can have the epidural. But just so you know, the contractions have to get MUCH worse before it’s time to push.”

- L&D nurse to first time mother who requested an epidural.

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 April 7, 2014  epidural, L&D Nurse 10 Responses »