May 122014
 

AboutHomebirths“You’re being a little bit passive right now.”

- Midwife to home birth mother who had been stuck in transition for hours, during a very long labor.  The only position that was comfortable was squatting in the birthing pool.

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May 102014
 

Cesareans“Let’s check your incision!”

- Postpartum nurse to mother the day after she delivered a 10 1/2 lb baby vaginally.

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May 082014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Oh, you’ll want to have more babies after this one because the midwives are so good you’ll want to have them attend your birth again.”

- L&D nurse to mother.

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May 082014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Do you have a birth plan that you would like me to read?”

- L&D nurse to patient while getting her settled in the Labor and Delivery room.

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May 082014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You have a lot of room in here.  You’re definitely built for having babies.  Big babies.”

- OB to mother.

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May 082014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Home births are the most natural way to have a baby.  I hope you get your birth, but if you need to transfer for any reason I will be more than happy to help you get as close to your dream birth as I can here at the hospital.  I hope I don’t see you later and you have beautiful home birth.”

- OB seeing a mother for a non-stress test.

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May 072014
 

Cesareans“So are you ready for your cesarean section now?”

- OB to mother every time the OB entered the room.  Baby was not in distress, Mother was a home birth transfer to the hospital due to maternal exhaustion and was sleeping with the help of an epidural. 

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May 072014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You were just sleep deprived.”

- Therapist to mother who sought treatment for postpartum depression and suicidal thoughts, after five months of treatment.

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May 062014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Why do you have that on? I wasn’t told to expect a CPAP!”

- Postpartum Nurse who seemed very offended that a new mother might have sleep apnea.

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May 062014
 

Newborns“No, I didn’t bring them back. Why would you want the babies in the room with you?”

- Postpartum nurse who did not normally work on the postpartum unit to new mother.

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