Sep 072010
 

“I believe that all first-time mothers need an episiotomy.” – OB during routine prenatal exam.

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 September 7, 2010  episiotomy, OB, prenatal 38 Responses »
Sep 052010
 

“If you can’t handle that, you’ll never be able to handle natural childbirth.” – OB to mother after an extremely painful cervical exam.

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 September 5, 2010  Cervical exam, OB, prenatal 40 Responses »
Sep 042010
 

“Oh, good! A nice, clean uterus!…Now we can talk birth control so you don’t end up here next year!” – OB to mother during an ultrasound after a miscarriage.

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 September 4, 2010  OB, pregnancy loss, Ultrasound 31 Responses »
Sep 032010
 

“What do you have against pitocin?” – OB to mother when discussing her birth plan.

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 September 3, 2010  Birth Plan, OB, pitocin 19 Responses »
Sep 032010
 

“We can’t just stop because you’re tired.” -OB to mother after the seventh application of cervical prostaglandins in an attempt to start labor.

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 September 3, 2010  cervix, induction, OB 29 Responses »
Sep 022010
 

“We don’t do water births here. However, sometimes women don’t *make it out of the tub in time*. But, no, we don’t do water births here.” – OB to mother discussing mother’s desire to birth in water, while nodding and winking at the mother.

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Sep 022010
 

“You have nothing to worry about…she knows what she’s doing.” -OB to dubious father after mother announced she was now planning to birth at home with midwives.

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Sep 012010
 

“You can have a cesarean now, or you can wait until the baby goes into distress and THEN have a cesarean.” – OB to mother who was dilating “too slowly,” but baby showed no signs of distress.

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 September 1, 2010  Cesarean, OB 59 Responses »
Aug 312010
 

“You really should rethink not having a Hep-Lock or IV because when you’re bleeding to death is a really bad time to place an IV.” -OB going over birth plan with mother.

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 August 31, 2010  Birth Plan, OB, prenatal 97 Responses »
Aug 312010
 

“Oh God, this is why I hate doing internals on pregnant women, they are all soft & mushy in there & i can’t find the cervix.” -OB during a pelvic exam on a woman 30 weeks pregnant with her 5th child.

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 August 31, 2010  Cervical exam, OB 37 Responses »