Mar 132014
 

ThoughtfulThursday ”That’s right, you told me that last time. I’ll get the fetoscope.”

- Midwife who took out her doppler and was reminded that the mother didn’t want a doppler used to listen to heart tones. 

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Mar 132014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“We read your birth plan when they told us you were coming in. We thought we should be prepared.”

- Midwife to mother who arrived very well progressed in labor and birthed an hour later.

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Mar 132014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“It’s right there! Do you want to touch the head?”

- Midwife to mother who was getting discouraged  during pushing that her baby was not yet born.

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Mar 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherTextCertified Nurse Midwife : “We’ll see you in a month.:

Mother: “No, my doctor said they wants to see me every two weeks.”

Midwife: “Fine, we can do that, but you won’t get another ultrasound for a month.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife during a prenatal appointment at the maternal fetal medicine practice with a high risk mother.  The CNM assumed the mother was “fishing” for another ultrasound. 

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 March 12, 2014  CNM, Midwife, prenatal 12 Responses »
Mar 062014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You did it all on your own, we just watched you be amazing.”

- Midwife to mother after birth.

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Mar 042014
 

Labor“Oh stop being so silly, it doesn’t hurt. I’m barely even in yet!”

- Midwife during a painful vaginal exam with a mother who had indicated a history of abuse and shared a problem with having exams conducted.

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Feb 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“That’s fine, they don’t really tell us anything anyway. We usually only do them on request.”

–Midwife to mother who stated that she didn’t want any routine cervical exams during pregnancy.

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Feb 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday” I’m going to leave you alone and go knit. I’ll come back when you need me.”

- Midwife to mother who’s labor stopped whenever anyone was around .

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Feb 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You can come in whenever you’re ready. You know what you’re doing, you did great last time.”

- Midwife to second time mother in labor.

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Feb 262014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Those are just folds. You’re not dilated.”

 -  Midwife to mother four days after a previous midwife had told the mother she was 3cm dilated.

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 February 26, 2014  Cervical exam, Midwife 10 Responses »