Oct 242010
 

“Get your hands off my sterile field!” – OB to mother reaching down to feel her baby crowning.

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 October 24, 2010  OB, pushing 53 Responses »
Oct 232010
 

“That looks terrible! Take it out and do it again.” – Attending OB to medical student who had done the repair of a mother’s perineum after birth.

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 October 23, 2010  OB, postpartum 34 Responses »
Oct 222010
 

“No way, that’s disgusting. I’m not going to stick my hands in that. Besides you will be laying in bed screaming at your husband and begging for an epidural.” – OB to mother who inquired if water birth was possible.

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 October 22, 2010  epidural, OB, water birth 23 Responses »
Oct 222010
 

“You can only birth a child that weighs the same or less than you did at your birth.” – OB to a mother during a prenatal visit.

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 October 22, 2010  OB, prenatal 101 Responses »
Oct 212010
 

“You have a perfect pelvis! Perfect! Having babies will be no problem for you!” – OB/Gyn to a woman during a regular gyn visit for whom having children was many years in the future.

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 October 21, 2010  Gyn, OB, Thoughtful Thursdays 19 Responses »
Oct 212010
 

“Don’t worry, next time you’ll VBAC.” – OB to a mother who developed pre-eclampsia, and had an induction that ended in a cesarean.

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Oct 202010
 

“Are you comfortable with you and your baby dying?” -OB to mother inquiring about home birth.

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 October 20, 2010  Home Birth, OB 28 Responses »
Oct 202010
 

“You wouldn’t give your airline pilot a copy of what you considered to be your flight plan when boarding the plane now, would you?” -OB to mother when she offered a copy of her birth plan.

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 October 20, 2010  Birth Plan, OB, prenatal 38 Responses »
Oct 202010
 

“Home births are illegal.” -OB to mother at a prenatal visit, in a state where home birth is not illegal.

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 October 20, 2010  Home Birth, OB, prenatal 30 Responses »
Oct 192010
 

“Everything looks great! Now all we have to worry about is a stillborn baby which is pretty common with Gestationally Diabetic mothers. But the good news, I don’t need to see you again!” – Maternal Fetal Medicine OB to mother after an ultrasound scan at 26 weeks indicated a healthy baby.

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 October 19, 2010  OB, pregnancy loss, Ultrasound 32 Responses »