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 24 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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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 »