Jun 052014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“That’s wonderful! I can’t wait to see more of you!”

- OB to mother upon learning that the mother was planning on conceiving her fifth child.

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Jun 052014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You can do this. You ARE doing this. You’ve got this.”

- OB to mother during a VBAC attempt.

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Jun 042014
 

Pushing“I don’t think this is going to work!”

- OB, walking out of OR, with arms thrown up in the air. This was a vaginal twin delivery. Baby A was had been delivered and they were waiting on Baby B to drop. 

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 June 4, 2014  OB, pushing, Twins 34 Responses »
Jun 042014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“What, do you want to eat your placenta too? We don’t do that in the United States, any evidence supporting it is lies.”

- OB to mother who asked for delayed cord clamping. 

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Jun 032014
 

Labor“If you don’t stop making all that noise, I’m going to have no options except to cut you open. You need to focus more.”

- OB to mother vocalizing without pain medication.

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 June 3, 2014  Cesarean, labor, OB 19 Responses »
Jun 032014
 

Labor“Your child CANNOT be present for the delivery. Studies show it causes trauma to them.”

- OB to mother who wanted her 6 year old to be at the birth.  The child had already been to a previous sibling birth.

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 June 3, 2014  birth, OB 25 Responses »
Jun 022014
 

Newborns“Skin to skin contact is selfish.  Babies could have it with the doctor or nurse or stranger in the hallway and it would make no difference.”

- OB to mother who asked for skin to skin during her cesarean birth.

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 June 2, 2014  Cesarean, newborn, OB 55 Responses »
Jun 022014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“I cannot give you sub-par care, maybe another doctor will, but you will have to come in every week if you want to be seen here.”

- Perinatologist to mother, discussing the possibility of patient coming in every other week, instead of weekly, which the mother found very difficult to comply with.

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 June 2, 2014  OB, prenatal 34 Responses »
May 272014
 

Cesareans“The best way to protect the pelvic floor is to do a cesarean section before the baby drops because once it drops it’s too late; the damage has been done.”

- OB to a mother when she asked about what measures would be taken to prevent pelvic floor damage during labor. 

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 May 27, 2014  Cesarean, OB, pelvis 24 Responses »
May 222014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You are doing great! We should put you on a video!”

- OB to mother during the pushing phase after a very long labor.

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