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 122014

MOSWNoOtherText“This pain is normal. People with your condition often experience pain. We can’t do anything about it, because it’s normal.”

- Midwife to pregnant mother experiencing debilitating pubic symphysis pain.

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 May 12, 2014  Midwife, pelvis, prenatal 27 Responses »
Apr 212014

MOSWNoOtherText“Well, I don’t know what to tell you, if you were expecting some kind of magical cure, there isn’t one. If the squats don’t work, you’re just going to have to deal with it.”

- Midwife to mother who was experiencing pubic symphysis pain and was just told to do squats to help.

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 April 21, 2014  Midwife, pelvis, prenatal 27 Responses »
Oct 112013

MOSWNoOtherText“It is illegal in every state to do surgery after 22 weeks gestation unless it’s an emergency and pain is not an emergency. You will just have to deal with the pain for the rest of your pregnancy unless the cyst bursts and becomes life threatening.”

- OB to mother being evaluated for significant pelvic pain at 29 weeks.

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 October 11, 2013  OB, pelvis 17 Responses »
Oct 092013

Labor“There isn’t room in your bony pelvis for the baby.”

- OB to mother.

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 October 9, 2013  OB, pelvis 9 Responses »
Jul 312013

“I thought that you were going to need a cesarean section for sure!”  - OB to mother after her vaginal birth.  The OB felt that the mother’s pelvis was too narrow.

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 July 31, 2013  Cesarean, OB, pelvis 9 Responses »
May 312013

“If you lay on your back and point your bottom up when you’re pushing, it makes your pelvis open easier to get the baby out.” – L&D Nurse to mother during pushing.

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Sep 122012

“You have a narrow pelvic opening and the baby is likely to become stuck.” – OB to mother while trying to encourage her to schedule a cesarean.

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 September 12, 2012  Cesarean, OB, pelvis 21 Responses »
Nov 242011

“Don’t worry,you have a very ample pelvis.” – OB to mother who expressed concern that she was carrying a large baby.

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Nov 172011

“You have the pelvis of a Goddess.” – Midwife to mother who had a very smooth birth.

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