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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Apr 032014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Sounds like you’re getting ready to push! I’ll call the doctor.”

- L&D Nurse when mom, who had been napping, sat up and said she felt like throwing up. Baby was born 15 minutes later.

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Apr 032014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You did great! You should be proud of yourself. You did a huge thing today!”

- L&D Nurse after she drew the blood of a severely needle phobic mother without shaming or rushing her. 

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Mar 262014
 

Breastfeeding“You know you’re killing that baby by your insistence on trying to breastfeed him, don’t you?”

- Postpartum nurse, as mother pumped at 3am while syringe feeding her 5 day old  the colostrum.

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