Jun 272014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Do you need a paternity test, since you aren’t married?”

- L&D Nurse to mother while filling out the birth certificate paperwork. The mother had been married for 4 years and her husband was listed as the emergency contact in her chart.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Why are you prepping for a cesarean section? Can’t you see her pushing?”

- OB to the L&D nurses after the nurses gave up on the mother and were talking amongst themselves as she was pushing. Baby was born vaginally 30 minutes later.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ll make sure the nurses stop asking you to give your twins the hep b vaccine. It sounds like you know what you’re talking about, these are your babies and they need to respect that.”

- Neonatologist to mother with twins in the NICU.

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Jun 172014
 

Pushing“No! Babies can’t come out in that position.”

- L&D Nurse to mother who wanted to be in a squat pushing.

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Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“If we lower the bottom half of the bed as far as possible and you kneel or stand on it, technically you are *in* the bed.”

L&D Nurse manager helping mother find a way around the hospital’s insistence that she be *in* bed to give birth when she preferred to stand.

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Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of him, you get some sleep.”

- Postpartum nurse to mother who was crying while struggling with pumping and feeding and soothing her newborn who was born with a cleft palate and could not nurse.

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Jun 052014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Do what you have to do, I’ll move with you.”

- L&D Nurse to mother who was changing positions frequently while the nurse was holding the monitors on.

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May 292014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You’re a pro at this! You should have twelve!”

- L&D nurse after mother birthed vaginally while being prepped for a cesarean section for prolonged labor at 9.5 cm.

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May 282014
 

Labor“Wow; I guess there really *IS* something to that ‘walking-around-during-labor’ thing.”

- L&D nurse to a second-time mother who became fully dilated after walking the maternity unti for about 20 minutes.

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May 272014
 

Breastfeeding“Are you sure you haven’t supplemented him with formula?”

- Hospital nurse to a first time mother with an exclusively breastfed baby during a weight check.

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