Apr 012014
 

Cesareans“Oh, by the way, if this doesn’t work, we’ll have to do a cesarean section.”

- OB to mother immediately before applying a vacuum to the baby’s head.

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 April 1, 2014  Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »
Mar 312014
 

Loss“And how many of them are doctors?”

- OB to mother with a second trimester loss, who asked about some potential testing to determine cause, after sharing she had learned about the testing from other women who had previously had similar experiences.

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 March 31, 2014  OB, pregnancy loss 11 Responses »
Mar 312014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“The placenta runs out of gas at 39 weeks, most people just don’t know about it.”

- OB to mother.

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 March 31, 2014  OB, placenta 43 Responses »
Mar 312014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“The healthiest babies are born at 39 weeks, and the fetal outcome is better at 34 weeks than at 41 weeks!”

- OB to mother at a prenatal.

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 March 31, 2014  Due Date, OB 22 Responses »
Mar 302014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“40 weeks is post dates, 41 weeks is extremely post dates, and nobody goes 42 weeks.”

- OB to mother.

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 March 30, 2014  Due Date, OB 31 Responses »
Mar 282014
 

Epidurals“Ha! We will just have to see about that.”

- OB to mother who stated that she wanted to birth unmedicated, at a prenatal, discussing birth plans.

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Mar 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Your birth plan for a transfer to the hospital looks great. I’ll keep it in your file but we won’t need it because I have full confidence in you to give birth at home like you’ve been planning for years.”

- OB during (state mandated) 36 week prenatal for a mother planning a home birth with midwives.

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Mar 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“So, I hand the baby up and let you check it out? I read your birth plan, I want to make sure I’m doing my job correctly?”

- OB to parents during labor. 

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Mar 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I was about to go to lunch when they said you were in the waiting room. Let’s go do the ultrasound now so that you can go home.”

- OB to mom who had an unexpected ultrasound scheduled for an hour after her postpartum visit

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Mar 262014
 

Pushing“Tell her I’m going to do perineal massage instead.”

- OB over their shoulder to the nurses after being told repeatedly that the mother wanted the nurse to continue applying perineal support and did not feel safe pushing without it.

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 March 26, 2014  OB, pushing 8 Responses »