Jul 102014

ThoughtfulThursday“I saw on the board that you had your baby last night and HAD to come and find you. I’m so glad you pushed for a VBAC, you did so well!”

- Midwife who had been with the mother two months earlier as the mother negotiated with the OB to be allowed to have a trial of labor. 

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Jun 122014

ThoughtfulThursday“I want you to know that I may have to do a vertical incision to get the baby out. I know you will want a VBAC next time, so I will try my best to do a horizontal incision.”

- OB right before an emergency cesarean section at 35 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. 

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Jun 052014

ThoughtfulThursday“You can do this. You ARE doing this. You’ve got this.”

- OB to mother during a VBAC attempt.

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May 132014

Cesareans“Well you didn’t really labor very much.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who had a repeat cesarean after a 25 hour long trial of labor.

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 May 13, 2014  Cesarean, CNM, labor, Midwife, VBAC 7 Responses »
May 012014

ThoughtfulThursday“Well, nothing is illegal here. You can do this however you want.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother having a VBAC.

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Apr 292014

CesareansMother: “So, why do you recommend against VBAC?”

OB: “Because we try to make sure every woman gives birth the same way.”


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 April 29, 2014  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 15 Responses »
Jan 222014

Labor“Oh sh!t!”

- L&D nurse upon learning that the precipitous labor and birth that just happened minutes after the mother had arrived on the unit was a vaginal birth after two prior cesareans.

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 January 22, 2014  L&D Nurse, labor, VBAC 50 Responses »
Dec 242013

Cesareans“We will go ahead and schedule your cesarean section now.”

- OB to mother with two prior cesareans, at the mother’s 10 week prenatal appointment, after the mother indicated that she wanted to have a VBAC.

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 December 24, 2013  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 16 Responses »
Nov 192013

Cesareans“Your body just likes to hang on to babies.”

- OB to mother immediately after an emergency cesarean, when telling the mother that she should always birth by cesarean.

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 November 19, 2013  Cesarean, VBAC 4 Responses »
Oct 282013

Cesareans“Have your appointment next week at the main office so we can schedule your cesarean section.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother planning a VBAC  at the mother’s 38 week prenatal appointment. The CNM then went on to inform the mother that this is standard protocol.




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 October 28, 2013  birth, Cesarean, CNM, Midwife, VBAC 26 Responses »