Jun 192014

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ll make sure the nurses stop asking you to give your twins the hep b vaccine. It sounds like you know what you’re talking about, these are your babies and they need to respect that.”

- Neonatologist to mother with twins in the NICU.

Share Button
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. 

Share Button
 June 4, 2014  OB, pushing, Twins 34 Responses »
May 202014

MOSWNoOtherText“Because I just didn’t think you were going to go this long. Twins always come early.”

- OB to mother who had PTSD from a previous birth experience and had hired that doctor specifically because of a promise that the doctor would be there for the birth after 36 weeks.  At 38 weeks the doctor announced that s/he was departing for vacation.

Share Button
 May 20, 2014  Due Date, OB, Twins 11 Responses »
Apr 242014

ThoughtfulThursday “We know you don’t need our help, we just wanted to come by and meet the mom nursing twins that everyone has been talking about.”

- Hospital lactation consultant to new mother.


Share Button
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.

Share Button
 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.

Share Button
 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.

Share Button
 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.

Share Button
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.

Share Button
Feb 252013

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

Share Button
 February 25, 2013  Cesarean, OB, Twins 38 Responses »