Jul 012014

MOSWNoOtherText“I basically just did that.”

- OB to mother when the mother asked if the OB had performed a membrane sweep during a particularly painful exam. The mother had not consented to the procedure and was a little less than 39 weeks pregnant.

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Jun 292014

MOSWNoOtherText“But what if you have a 10 pound baby? You’re only 4’11″, you won’t be able to give birth to a 10 pound baby.”

- OB to mother with gestational diabetes at 35 week appointment, advocating for induction at 38/39 weeks, “just in case” the baby was “too big.” This was the first time meeting this OB.

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 June 29, 2014  Big Baby, induction, OB 43 Responses »
Jun 252014

MOSWNoOtherText“Look around at this facility. we’re in a rural area. We don’t have equipment like that.”

- Urgent care doctor to mother being seen for a miscarriage, when the mother asked if they could use a doppler to listen for a heartbeat. 

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 June 25, 2014  OB, pregnancy loss 11 Responses »
Jun 242014

MOSWNoOtherText“As we get older, our underwear gets higher!”

- OB to woman experiencing a miscarriage at 12 weeks and had lots of bleeding,  She had put on an old pair of “granny panty” underwear to deal with the big pad and bleeding.

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 June 24, 2014  OB, pregnancy loss 23 Responses »
Jun 232014

MOSWNoOtherText“You’re fine. If you can handle the pain from getting all those tattoos, then this should not be such a big deal. (Then mumbled: ‘I don’t have time for this.’)”

- OB to recent rape victim getting a pap smear. She was having a flashback and asked for the OB to stop. The assault was in her charts.

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 June 23, 2014  Cervical exam, OB 38 Responses »
Jun 222014

MOSWNoOtherText“Do you want me to show you photos of what will happen to your baby if you continue to take those.”

- OB to mother who was taking medication for a severe anxiety disorder.

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 June 22, 2014  informed consent, OB 45 Responses »
Jun 192014

ThoughtfulThursday“Why are you prepping for a cesarean section? Can’t you see her pushing?”

- OB to the L&D nurses after the nurses gave up on the mother and were talking amongst themselves as she was pushing. Baby was born vaginally 30 minutes later.

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Jun 192014

ThoughtfulThursday“Sure! If you are healthy and live close to the hospital, you can have your baby at home!”

- OB’s response when mother informed the OB that she was seeking a midwife for a homebirth.

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Jun 182014

Pushing“No noise! No noise!”

- OB to grunting mother during crowning while birthing unmedicated.

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 June 18, 2014  OB, pushing 16 Responses »
Jun 172014

Homebirths“Well, if you’re so afraid of pain, why did you have a homebirth?!”

- OB, when mother asked for a local anesthetic before being stitched up from a 3rd/4th degree rectal tear as a result of a 40 minute labor and a nuchal hand birth that occurred at home.

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 June 17, 2014  Home Birth, OB 24 Responses »