May 222014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You must be hungry. The hospital kitchen is closed right now but I can go make you a little something while you wait for your room.”

- L&D nurse to mother after she gave birth late at night.

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May 152014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Are you okay, hun? You seem to have trouble walking. I am going to get that OB back in here to get you a script for pain relief right away. I don’t know why they haven’t given you anything, you’ve been through so much, it isn’t right… I know you’re young and scared, I will advocate for you.”

- L&D nurse to young mother after a very rough delivery.

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May 122014
 

Pushing“It’s so long!”

- L&D nurse while stroking the crowning baby’s hair.”

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May 102014
 

Cesareans“Let’s check your incision!”

- Postpartum nurse to mother the day after she delivered a 10 1/2 lb baby vaginally.

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May 082014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Oh, you’ll want to have more babies after this one because the midwives are so good you’ll want to have them attend your birth again.”

- L&D nurse to mother.

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May 082014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Do you have a birth plan that you would like me to read?”

- L&D nurse to patient while getting her settled in the Labor and Delivery room.

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May 062014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Why do you have that on? I wasn’t told to expect a CPAP!”

- Postpartum Nurse who seemed very offended that a new mother might have sleep apnea.

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May 062014
 

Newborns“No, I didn’t bring them back. Why would you want the babies in the room with you?”

- Postpartum nurse who did not normally work on the postpartum unit to new mother.

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May 052014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Hold her down so she doesn’t kick me.”

- L&D nurse to husband while performing a fundal massage on the mother after birth.

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May 032014
 

Labor“That can’t be right! You aren’t due yet!”

- L&D Nurse insisting that the mother could not be in labor because she was only 6 months pregnant.

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