Apr 122014

MOSWNoOtherText“Let’s get this little girl up on a table and listen to that baby’s heartbeat.”

- OB to nurse in the room during a prenatal, referring to the mother.

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 April 12, 2014  OB, prenatal 8 Responses »
Apr 082014

MOSWNoOtherText“Your belly isn’t big enough to be 7 months pregnant. The baby isn’t growing properly.”

- Nurse in OB office.

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 April 8, 2014  L&D Nurse, OB, prenatal 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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Apr 022014

MOSWNoOtherText“Wow, your navel is really far from your public bone!”

- Midwife to a tall mother, at every prenatal visit.

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 April 2, 2014  Midwife, prenatal 13 Responses »
Mar 282014

Epidurals“Ha! We will just have to see about that.”

- OB to mother who stated that she wanted to birth unmedicated, at a prenatal, discussing birth plans.

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Mar 272014

ThoughtfulThursday“Your birth plan for a transfer to the hospital looks great. I’ll keep it in your file but we won’t need it because I have full confidence in you to give birth at home like you’ve been planning for years.”

- OB during (state mandated) 36 week prenatal for a mother planning a home birth with midwives.

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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 152014

MOSWNoOtherText“You’re going to gain 50 pounds. That’s a lot. It means you will have to work extra hard to get it off.”

- OB to mother who had extra fluid due to as yet undiagnosed preeclampsia.

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 March 15, 2014  Fatness, OB, prenatal 11 Responses »
Mar 142014

MOSWNoOtherText“I’ve never seen one of these government welfare cards before.”

- OB Receptionist loud enough for the entire waiting room to hear after the patient shared that it was a new policy form a major insurer.

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 March 14, 2014  prenatal 28 Responses »
Mar 122014

MOSWNoOtherTextCertified Nurse Midwife : “We’ll see you in a month.:

Mother: “No, my doctor said they wants to see me every two weeks.”

Midwife: “Fine, we can do that, but you won’t get another ultrasound for a month.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife during a prenatal appointment at the maternal fetal medicine practice with a high risk mother.  The CNM assumed the mother was “fishing” for another ultrasound. 

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 March 12, 2014  CNM, Midwife, prenatal 12 Responses »