Apr 172014
 

ThoughtfulThursday ”Are you sure you want pain meds? If you are, we will go over your options.”

- Midwife to mother who had asked for pain meds during a contraction. The mother stated at the beginning of labor that she did not want any pain meds.

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Apr 172014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m really worried about you. Call me today when you make an appointment. Or you can fax the information, whatever works better. I’ll give you my personal numbers. I’m really worried, and I want you to be seen right away.”

- OB to new mother who was asking about and exhibiting signs of delayed-onset postpartum depression.

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Apr 172014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“If someone walked in the room they would never believe she doesn’t have an epidural.”

- Midwife during a woman’s labor.

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Apr 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“She thinks she isn’t handling this well. I think she’s doing AWESOME!”

- Admitting nurse to L&D nurse while transferring mother to her room.

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Apr 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ve written out a plan to make sure he gets your breastmilk at all feedings, so you don’t have to worry about what’s happening when you’re not here.”

- NICU nurse comforting a mother about heranxiety that her son would receive formula instead of pumped milk when the mother was not at the hospital.

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Apr 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You had a home birth?  That’s great!  I don’t know why more people don’t do that.”

- Family doctor to mother at child’s 2 month visit.

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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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Apr 032014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Sounds like you’re getting ready to push! I’ll call the doctor.”

- L&D Nurse when mom, who had been napping, sat up and said she felt like throwing up. Baby was born 15 minutes later.

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Apr 032014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You did great! You should be proud of yourself. You did a huge thing today!”

- L&D Nurse after she drew the blood of a severely needle phobic mother without shaming or rushing her. 

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Mar 272014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I would encourage you to get an epidural so you can get some sleep and be well rested to push when the time comes. I also don’t want you to be too tired to enjoy your little bundle and miss out on very important bonding time.”

- Midwife to a mother who had been stalled at 7 cm for 13 hours and awake for almost 24 hours. 

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