Apr 162014
 

Cesareans“Most women who have a birth plan for natural birth end up having a cesarean section.”

- OB to mother when discussing the need for a birth plan.

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 April 16, 2014  Birth Plan, Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »
Apr 162014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Oh, stop screaming. That doesn’t hurt.”

– OB to pregnant mother with a bad yeast infection as the doctor inserted a urinary catheter.

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 April 16, 2014  OB 5 Responses »
Apr 142014
 

Fatness“Not a chance. The tried-and-true still stands: eat less, move more, and you’ll lose weight.”

- OB in response to mother who inquired as to whether something other than diet and exercise could be causing a weight problem, as the mother was struggling to lose baby weight despite exclusively nursing, eating a very healthy diet, and working out daily.

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 April 14, 2014  Fatness, OB, postpartum 23 Responses »
Apr 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Let’s get this little girl up on a table and listen to that baby’s heartbeat.”

- OB to nurse in the room during a prenatal, referring to the mother.

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 April 12, 2014  OB, prenatal 8 Responses »
Apr 112014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“If you don’t let us do a cervical exam at every appointment, we won’t allow you to be seen.”

- OB to mother who was exploring switching to the practice.

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 April 11, 2014  Cervical exam, OB 19 Responses »
Apr 112014
 

Cesareans“I don’t know how many cesarean I do, but the national average is really low so you should be fine.”

- OB in response to a question from a mother.

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 April 11, 2014  Cesarean, OB 26 Responses »
Apr 092014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“People who hire doulas always complain afterwards that it’s a waste of money. Why would you want a doula when you can have you family with you instead?”

- OB to mother.

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 April 9, 2014  Doula, OB 27 Responses »
Apr 092014
 

Newborns“We can’t do delayed cord clamping because it will make the baby swell up like a blueberry and die.”

- OB to mother.

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Apr 092014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“If you leave the hospital against medical advice, your baby may die.”

-  Hospital OB to mother whose own obstetrician referred her to hospital for tests and had ordered her discharged after receiving test results. 

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Apr 082014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Your belly isn’t big enough to be 7 months pregnant. The baby isn’t growing properly.”

- Nurse in OB office.

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 April 8, 2014  L&D Nurse, OB, prenatal 19 Responses »