Jun 162014
 

Pushing“That is a huge head!”

- OB commenting to mother during pushing.

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Jun 162014
 

Pushing“I don’t care what you want, I am cutting.”

- OB to mother who stated that she did not want an episiotomy and preferred to tear.

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Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I want you to know that I may have to do a vertical incision to get the baby out. I know you will want a VBAC next time, so I will try my best to do a horizontal incision.”

- OB right before an emergency cesarean section at 35 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. 

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Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Oh! No one does those anymore!”

- OB to mother when the mother shared during pushing that she did not want an episiotomy.

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Jun 112014
 

Epidurals “I do not understand why any woman would want to go through natural childbirth. I never have and I never will.”

- OB to mother.

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 June 11, 2014  epidural, OB 55 Responses »
Jun 102014
 

Infertility“Wow, you’ve got a really high cervix! Even after you push these two out, there’s no way it’ll prolapse!”

- OB to mother in stirrups during the placement of two IVF embryos.

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Jun 102014
 

Loss“Clean-up on aisle 3!”

- OB in the Emergency Room after blood from a miscarriage leaked onto the floor during a pelvic exam.

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 June 10, 2014  OB, pregnancy loss 3 Responses »
Jun 102014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“There is nothing I can do and there are no safe medications you can take while pregnant. You just need to get over it and deal with it.”

- OB to mother during a prenatal, who shared that she had a history of depression and felt it was getting worse with her pregnancy.  She requested a referral for additional help.

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 June 10, 2014  OB, prenatal 17 Responses »
Jun 092014
 

Loss“Clean-up on aisle 3!”

- OB in the Emergency Room after blood from a miscarriage leaked onto the floor during a pelvic exam.

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 June 9, 2014  OB, pregnancy loss 8 Responses »
Jun 092014
 

Infertility“Oh you’ll just have to get pregnant the old fashioned way. Then you won’t need to come back for the more invasive tests.”

- OB to a woman undergoing tests for unexplained infertility.

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 June 9, 2014  Infertility, OB 13 Responses »