Apr 152014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You were told to take off all your clothes! Take off your socks RIGHT NOW!”

- Gyn to young woman there for her first pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 33 Responses »
Apr 152014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“No, don’t be silly. You’re not a baby and your mother can’t come back here. You don’t need her.”

- OB/Gyn to 14 year old being seen for a GYN problem who asked if her mother could be brought into the room to support her during a pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 73 Responses »
Apr 142014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You’ll have trouble dilating.”

- Midwife when told the mother gets tense during pelvic exams.

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Apr 112014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“If you don’t let us do a cervical exam at every appointment, we won’t allow you to be seen.”

- OB to mother who was exploring switching to the practice.

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 April 11, 2014  Cervical exam, OB 19 Responses »
Apr 072014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Next week I *will* be stripping your membranes, because if I don’t you won’t go into labor and will be overdue.”

- OB to mother at her 38 week appointment after the mother declined a vaginal exam from a doctor she had just met 5 minutes before.

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Mar 282014
 

Labor“We won’t check you for another 2 hours, you were only 7cm.”

- Health care provider to mother being induced.  The mother had a history of lighting fast labors. Baby was born 5 minutes later.

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Mar 252014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“What, you’re afraid of my fingers when a baby is about to come through there?!”

- OB to mother, when the mother paused before consenting to a prenatal cervical exam.

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 March 25, 2014  Cervical exam, OB, prenatal 6 Responses »
Mar 252014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Do you want me to give you a vaginal exam? Hop up on the bed for me.”

- OB to doula, who was in the L&D room, while her client was in the bathroom.  

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Mar 042014
 

Labor“Oh stop being so silly, it doesn’t hurt. I’m barely even in yet!”

- Midwife during a painful vaginal exam with a mother who had indicated a history of abuse and shared a problem with having exams conducted.

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Feb 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“That’s fine, they don’t really tell us anything anyway. We usually only do them on request.”

–Midwife to mother who stated that she didn’t want any routine cervical exams during pregnancy.

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