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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May 222014

ThoughtfulThursday“Well I knew this was so far from what you had wanted that it’d be nice for you to have a familiar face.”

- OB who was NOT on call,but  came in early morning to perform an emergency cesarean on his/her patient for placental abruption.

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Apr 092014

Newborns“We can’t do delayed cord clamping because it will make the baby swell up like a blueberry and die.”

- OB to mother.

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Mar 312014

MOSWNoOtherText“The placenta runs out of gas at 39 weeks, most people just don’t know about it.”

- OB to mother.

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 March 31, 2014  OB, placenta 43 Responses »
Jan 252014

MOSWNoOtherText“I have to.”

- OB to mother as the OB was pulling on the umbilical cord after the mother asked her to NOT pull on the cord.  The mother ended up with a piece of retained placenta. 

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 January 25, 2014  OB, placenta 18 Responses »
Jan 132014

RoundedSpeechBubble“You will die if you don’t let us do this!”

- L&D Nurse to mother who had retained placenta.  The retained material was removed manually by an L&D Nurse while four other nurses restrained the mother.  The OB had left for vacation after the birth.  The mother was not medicated at this time.

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 January 13, 2014  L&D Nurse, placenta, postpartum 32 Responses »
Dec 052013

ThoughtfulThursday“Of course you can have it! It’s yours! You made it!”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who wanted to take home her placenta after her birth.

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Dec 032013

MOSWNoOtherText“That’s OK, she’s having the drip.”

- OB when reminded that the mother did not want to have an injection of pitocin for active management of the third stage.

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Nov 062013

EpiduralsOB to L&D nurse: “Why is she screaming?”

L&D Nurse:  “I think the epidural has worn off – you had better be quick.”

- The OB was attempting to manually remove some retained placenta.


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 November 6, 2013  epidural, L&D Nurse, OB, placenta, vagina 10 Responses »
Sep 302013

Newborns“It’s a good thing your baby came at 36 weeks, your placenta and umbilical cord were shredding, that’s why the cord fell off of the baby.”

- OB to mother.

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 September 30, 2013  newborn, OB, placenta 14 Responses »