Jul 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I saw on the board that you had your baby last night and HAD to come and find you. I’m so glad you pushed for a VBAC, you did so well!”

- Midwife who had been with the mother two months earlier as the mother negotiated with the OB to be allowed to have a trial of labor. 

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Jul 022014
 

Homebirths“You know most mammals leave the water to give birth, and up to 1% of infants drown.”

- OB to mother who was transferring care to a midwife and choosing to birth in a birth center.

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Jun 262014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“He would be so proud of you.”

- Midwife to mother giving birth to her first child while her husband was deployed.

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Jun 262014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain, but we’ll get you taken care of no matter what!”

- Midwife to mother who was experiencing pain from her birth control method.

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Jun 212014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Why would you even think of having another baby if all of that happened last time?”

- Midwife to mother who disclosed that she had experienced severe postpartum depression with her first baby, and asked the midwife to be alert to signs of postpartum depression this time around.

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 June 21, 2014  Midwife, postpartum 21 Responses »
Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain, but we’ll get you taken care of no matter what!”

- Midwife to woman who was experiencing pain and complications from birth control choices.

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Jun 072014
 

PushingMother: “Excuse me.”

Midwife: “I’ll be there in a minute, hang on.”

Mother “Excuse me!”

Midwife: “I know, I’ll be with you in a minute.”

Mother: “EXCUSE ME! I think the baby has been born.”

- Midwife over her shoulder whilst showing her student how to do something and missing the actual birth.

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 June 7, 2014  birth, Midwife 22 Responses »
May 292014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You birthed like a warrior. It was an honor to catch your baby. She’s blessed to have such a strong mommy.”

- Midwife to a young, single mother after 24 hours of natural labor.

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May 292014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m sorry you didn’t get to catch the baby. I know that you had wanted do that.”

- Midwife to mother discussing the birth at a follow-up appointment. The baby had a triple nuchal cord and the midwife needed to assist with catching.

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May 212014
 

Labor“It doesn’t feel like a contraction.”

- Midwife to mother experiencing preterm labor.

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 May 21, 2014  labor, Midwife 10 Responses »