May 202014

MOSWNoOtherText“Well ,what do you expect me to do about it?”

- Midwife on the phone to the partner of a mother who had just been released from the hospital for an episode of preterm labor, and had been prescribed sleep aids and anti-anxiety medication and was now hallucinating.

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 May 20, 2014  labor, Midwife 18 Responses »
May 142014

Labor“You’re way too happy to be in active labor!”

- Midwife to mother who said that she was in labor.  A vaginal exam 15 minutes later showed that the mother was 9 cm dilated.

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 May 14, 2014  labor, Midwife 17 Responses »
May 132014

Cesareans“Well you didn’t really labor very much.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who had a repeat cesarean after a 25 hour long trial of labor.

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 May 13, 2014  Cesarean, CNM, labor, Midwife, VBAC 7 Responses »
May 122014

MOSWNoOtherText“This pain is normal. People with your condition often experience pain. We can’t do anything about it, because it’s normal.”

- Midwife to pregnant mother experiencing debilitating pubic symphysis pain.

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 May 12, 2014  Midwife, pelvis, prenatal 27 Responses »
May 122014

AboutHomebirths“You’re being a little bit passive right now.”

- Midwife to home birth mother who had been stuck in transition for hours, during a very long labor.  The only position that was comfortable was squatting in the birthing pool.

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 May 12, 2014  Home Birth, Midwife 10 Responses »
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 022014

MOSWNoOtherTextStudent Midwife: “Is it ok with you if I check you?” (to patient)

Midwife: “It doesn’t matter whether you say yes or no because were going to do it anyway!”

Student Midwife: “Actually no we’re not because that would be assault.”

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May 012014

ThoughtfulThursday“Well, nothing is illegal here. You can do this however you want.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother having a VBAC.

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Apr 272014

MOSWNoOtherText“I am just stimulating things.”

- Midwife to mother during a vaginal exam that was surprisingly painful.

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 April 27, 2014  Cervical exam, Midwife 6 Responses »
Apr 242014

ThoughtfulThursday“Yeah. They do that. It’s normal even if you’re well endowed to begin with.”

- Midwife to mother when  the mother questioned about outgrowing her 34F bras around week 20. 

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