Jul 142014

NewbornsOB: “I have never done that before. We have to hold the baby below the mom or the baby could become anemic.”

Mother: “Do you have research on that?”

OB: “No, I don’t have any.”

Mother: “If I bring you studies to read, would you consider altering your practice with me and let me hold the baby while the cord stops pulsing?”

OB: “No. I have never done that before.”

Conversation about delayed cord clamping while the baby is held by the mother.

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 July 14, 2014  newborn, OB, Third Stage 66 Responses »
Jun 122014

ThoughtfulThursday“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of him, you get some sleep.”

- Postpartum nurse to mother who was crying while struggling with pumping and feeding and soothing her newborn who was born with a cleft palate and could not nurse.

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Jun 052014

ThoughtfulThursday“Well, mother’s milk is the best thing to cure that!”

- Family Practice Doctor to mother when discussing infant with a cold.

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Jun 022014

Newborns“Skin to skin contact is selfish.  Babies could have it with the doctor or nurse or stranger in the hallway and it would make no difference.”

- OB to mother who asked for skin to skin during her cesarean birth.

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 June 2, 2014  Cesarean, newborn, OB 55 Responses »
May 272014

Breastfeeding“Are you sure you haven’t supplemented him with formula?”

- Hospital nurse to a first time mother with an exclusively breastfed baby during a weight check.

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May 212014

Newborns“Your baby wasn’t full term. He’s probably going to be admitted back to the hospital after discharge. And don’t believe it when the pediatrician says he’s okay. They don’t know anything.”

- Lactation consultant to a mother regarding her perfectly healthy 37 week newborn.

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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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Apr 282014

Newborns“Well there goes my paycheck.”

- Doctor’s comment when the doctor was informed that none of the boys born that day were being circumcised.

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 April 28, 2014  circumcision, newborn 50 Responses »
Apr 232014

Newborns“You need to put her down and stop doing that. You are going to spoil her, and there’s no benefit to doing that.”

 - OB to mother who was doing skin to skin with her baby who was 6 hours old.

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 April 23, 2014  newborn, OB 34 Responses »
Apr 222014

Newborns“Well, since he was premature, we have to be extra careful about any weight loss.”

– L&D Nurse to mother. Baby was born at 39 weeks and 4 days, weighing 7lbs 12oz.

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 April 22, 2014  L&D Nurse, newborn 21 Responses »