Apr 172014

ThoughtfulThursday ”Are you sure you want pain meds? If you are, we will go over your options.”

- Midwife to mother who had asked for pain meds during a contraction. The mother stated at the beginning of labor that she did not want any pain meds.

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Apr 172014

ThoughtfulThursday“If someone walked in the room they would never believe she doesn’t have an epidural.”

- Midwife during a woman’s labor.

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Apr 152014

Loss“You have such difficult pregnancies. All this back and forth to have a baby is ridiculous. I think you should just get fixed and then we won’t ever have to deal with this again.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at six week postpartum  The mother had lost her twins in a previous pregnancy and had just given birth to her next child after a complicated pregnancy.

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Apr 142014

MOSWNoOtherText“You’ll have trouble dilating.”

- Midwife when told the mother gets tense during pelvic exams.

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Apr 032014

ThoughtfulThursday ”I know you don’t feel like the labor’s been long enough for this, but give pushing a try for the next couple of contractions and we’ll see how you go.”

- Midwife to a mother who had only been in labor a very short while.

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Apr 022014

MOSWNoOtherText“Wow, your navel is really far from your public bone!”

- Midwife to a tall mother, at every prenatal visit.

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Apr 012014

Labor“I didn’t think you’d feel it.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother, after the mother severely startled when the midwife, without speaking, inserted her fingers for a vaginal exam from behind, while the mother, with an epidural, lay on her side away from the midwife.

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Mar 272014

ThoughtfulThursday“I would encourage you to get an epidural so you can get some sleep and be well rested to push when the time comes. I also don’t want you to be too tired to enjoy your little bundle and miss out on very important bonding time.”

- Midwife to a mother who had been stalled at 7 cm for 13 hours and awake for almost 24 hours. 

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Mar 182014

Labor“Oh, we’re gonna give her an epidural so she can rest. You guys should go home. It’ll be at least another six hours.” 

- Certified Nurse Midwife in front of the laboring woman to her doula and support people, when while the mother was working hard in transition.

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Mar 172014

Pushing“Oh no, that’s impossible!”

- Midwife to mother having her ninth child when the mother stated that she was feeling the urge to push after half an hour on pitocin.

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