Jul 082014

MOSWNoOtherText“I love big, smooth labia.”

- OB during a mother’s first prenatal appointment while the mother was having an exam with her feet in the stirrups.

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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 302014

MOSWNoOtherText“This is probably going to hurt.”

- Doctor before performing a pelvic exam.

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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 »
May 262014

MOSWNoOtherText“You are not going to be able to have children if you can’t make it through an exam, you know.”

- Gyn to woman.

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 May 26, 2014  Cervical exam, Gyn 27 Responses »
May 132014

Labor“You’re either fully dilated or I can’t find it.”

- OB doing a cervical exam on a mother in labor.  She birthed 30 minutes later. 

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 May 13, 2014  Cervical exam, OB 15 Responses »
May 022014

MOSWNoOtherTextStudent Midwife: “Is it ok with you if I check you?” (to patient)

Midwife: “It doesn’t matter whether you say yes or no because were going to do it anyway!”

Student Midwife: “Actually no we’re not because that would be assault.”

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Apr 272014

MOSWNoOtherText“I am just stimulating things.”

- Midwife to mother during a vaginal exam that was surprisingly painful.

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 April 27, 2014  Cervical exam, Midwife 6 Responses »
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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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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