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 102014

MOSWNoOtherText“There is nothing I can do and there are no safe medications you can take while pregnant. You just need to get over it and deal with it.”

- OB to mother during a prenatal, who shared that she had a history of depression and felt it was getting worse with her pregnancy.  She requested a referral for additional help.

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 June 10, 2014  OB, prenatal 17 Responses »
Jun 022014

MOSWNoOtherText“I cannot give you sub-par care, maybe another doctor will, but you will have to come in every week if you want to be seen here.”

- Perinatologist to mother, discussing the possibility of patient coming in every other week, instead of weekly, which the mother found very difficult to comply with.

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 June 2, 2014  OB, prenatal 34 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 302014

MOSWNoOtherText“Oh, even if a patient declines genetic testing, there are a few we tests we run anyway.”

- OB nurse to mother who declined genetic testing.

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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 »
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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