Jun 192014

ThoughtfulThursday“Why are you prepping for a cesarean section? Can’t you see her pushing?”

- OB to the L&D nurses after the nurses gave up on the mother and were talking amongst themselves as she was pushing. Baby was born vaginally 30 minutes later.

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Jun 182014

Pushing“No noise! No noise!”

- OB to grunting mother during crowning while birthing unmedicated.

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 June 18, 2014  OB, pushing 16 Responses »
Jun 172014

Pushing“No! Babies can’t come out in that position.”

- L&D Nurse to mother who wanted to be in a squat pushing.

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 June 17, 2014  L&D Nurse, pushing 21 Responses »
Jun 162014

Pushing“That is a huge head!”

- OB commenting to mother during pushing.

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 June 16, 2014  Big Baby, OB, pushing 7 Responses »
Jun 122014

ThoughtfulThursday“Oh! No one does those anymore!”

- OB to mother when the mother shared during pushing that she did not want an episiotomy.

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 June 12, 2014  episiotomy, OB, pushing 7 Responses »
Jun 042014

Pushing“I don’t think this is going to work!”

- OB, walking out of OR, with arms thrown up in the air. This was a vaginal twin delivery. Baby A was had been delivered and they were waiting on Baby B to drop. 

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 June 4, 2014  OB, pushing, Twins 34 Responses »
May 222014

ThoughtfulThursday“You are doing great! We should put you on a video!”

- OB to mother during the pushing phase after a very long labor.

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May 162014

Pushing“You are going to sit on your baby!”

- OB to mother who was kneeling and leaning over the back of the bed while pushing.

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 May 16, 2014  OB, pushing 46 Responses »
May 122014

Pushing“It’s so long!”

- L&D nurse while stroking the crowning baby’s hair.”

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 May 12, 2014  L&D Nurse, pushing 12 Responses »
Apr 032014

ThoughtfulThursday “I know you don’t feel like the labor’s been long enough for this, but give pushing a try for the next couple of contractions and we’ll see how you go.”

- Midwife to a mother who had only been in labor a very short while.

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