Mar 172014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“We can give it a try, but I’d like to avoid what I call “hamburger vagina.”

- OB to mother at first appointment, when the mother shared that she would like to avoid an episiotomy.

 

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Dec 102013
 

MOSWNoOtherText“It’s a new normal and you will get used to it.”

- Midwife to mother at 6 week postpartum, when the mother indicated that the stitches from her perineal repair had pulled loose and the skin had not healed together.

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 December 10, 2013  Midwife, postpartum, vagina 8 Responses »
Nov 152013
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Your hooha. My daughter calls it a cha-cha.”

- OB to mother who spoke English as a second language and asked what the word perineum meant.

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Nov 062013
 

EpiduralsOB to L&D nurse: “Why is she screaming?”

L&D Nurse:  “I think the epidural has worn off – you had better be quick.”

- The OB was attempting to manually remove some retained placenta.

 

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Oct 122013
 

 

Cesareans“Just have a cesarean section!  My sister looks like hamburger down there from her vaginal births.”

- Ultrasound tech to parents during an ultrasound where the baby was measuring big.

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Sep 292013
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You know, everyone outside already saw your hoo ha.”

- L&D Nurse to mother who preferred to take a shower without assistance.  The mother had birthed her footling breech, premature baby in the front seat of her car in front of the Emergency Department entrance.

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Jul 292013
 

“You can’t have a home birth because when you were 9 you broke your leg and you may not be flexible enough for vaginal delivery.” – OB

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Jul 192013
 

“You have an ENORMOUS vagina.”  -  Midwife exclaimed during a cervical check at triage.  The midwife was having a difficulty in performing a cervical exam.

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Jul 172013
 

“I can’t believe how many times my hand has been in your vagina, we haven’t even gotten to the birth suite yet!” – Midwife to mother in labor.

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Jul 152013
 

“We should go ahead and schedule a second cesarean section. Your pelvic floor is not compromised by birth and if you have a cesarean section, you can keep it nice for your husband.” – OB to mother at a prenatal appointment for her planned VBAC.

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 July 15, 2013  Cesarean, OB, vagina, VBAC 26 Responses »