Jan 072014

Cesareans“Ah, breech twins, let’s book you into a section then.”

- OB immediately upon learning the most recent ultrasound showed breech twins.

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 January 7, 2014  breech, Cesarean, OB, Twins, Ultrasound 19 Responses »
Nov 192013

NICU“I know how you feel about wanting your babies to be home, I have cats.”

- NICU Nurse to parents waiting to be able to bring home their 33 week twins.

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 November 19, 2013  L&D Nurse, newborn, NICU, Twins 42 Responses »
Jul 232013

“Your HCG levels are really high for six weeks. You’re either having twins or there’s something wrong.” – OB Nurse over the phone when giving test results to a mother-to-be.

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 July 23, 2013  Twins 12 Responses »
Jun 202013

“As long as the girls are positioned in a way you can push them out, I see no reason why you should have a cesarean section.  That’s a major surgery, hard on you and the babies, and vaginal is just so much more healthy.” – OB to mother carrying twins.

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Apr 102013

“Well, your babies are dead.” – Ultrasound tech to a mother pregnant with twins who was having a routine ultrasound two days after a checkup said everything was normal.   The mother said, “Are you serious???” and the tech replied, “Yes, I’m serious,” and left the room.

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Feb 252013

“Oh, you need to schedule your cesarean section for 36 weeks- all our twin moms do.” – Perinatologist to mother carrying twins.

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 February 25, 2013  Cesarean, OB, Twins 37 Responses »
Jan 312013

“Do you want single or double layer suturing? Double takes longer to heal, but I recommend it, just in case you want a VBAC later.  I know you were told you’d never get pregnant naturally but you never know.”- OB during pre-op meeting for medically necessary cesarean section of twins conceived by IUI.  The mother opted for double suturing and had a successful VBAC 2 years later.

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 January 31, 2013  Cesarean, OB, prenatal, Twins, VBAC 5 Responses »
Jan 102013

“Well, it just seemed like the right thing to do at the time.” –  OB to mother when she thanked the OB for saving her life after the vaginal delivery of twins, loss of 3100 CCs of blood, and heart failure due to peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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Dec 132012

“A vaginal twin birth? Good for you! Good for your doctor! That reminds me of my early days practicing medicine, back when doctors were bold.” – ER doctor to mother upon learning she birthed her twins vaginally without an epidural.

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Dec 032012

“You can’t possibly feel them moving yet, you don’t know what you’re talking about.” – OB to mother at 20 week ultrasound, when the mother said that could feel her twins move.

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 December 3, 2012  OB, Twins, Ultrasound 41 Responses »