Mar 092014
 

Pushing“Make sure you tell him the baby could die!”

- OB to L&D nurse who was having the father sign the informed refusal form for the mother who had declined antibiotics when she arrived complete and pushing with unknown GBS status.

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Mar 082014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Hem-oh-raaaaajh? Haha, that’s a cute way to say it.”

- Lactation consultant, interrupting a mother recounting her traumatic birth when the mother mispronounced hemorrhage.

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Mar 072014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Oh, they never mind this part.”

- Pediatrician, while manually examining a one year-old boy’s testicles during a routine health check up. 

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 March 7, 2014  pediatrician 27 Responses »
Mar 062014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Things look great. Your baby is looking too good to keep coming to see me!”

- Maternal Fetal Medicine doctor to mother at a prenatal appointment.

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Mar 062014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“His number are high enough that you may need to end up supplementing with formula, but we don’t want to do that if we can help it. Let me see if the Lactation Consultant is available so we can fix the issue without having to resort to formula.”

- Nurse Practitioner to mother with a baby who was dealing with an increasing bilirubin level.

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Mar 062014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You did it all on your own, we just watched you be amazing.”

- Midwife to mother after birth.

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Mar 052014
 

Cesareans“Well she pushed for over two hours, I would have just sectioned her.”

- OB  who was not caring for the mother during labor, after learning of the mother’s vaginal birth. 

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 March 5, 2014  Cesarean, OB, pushing 11 Responses »
Mar 052014
 

Loss“Why do you have the monitors off?!?! We can’t keep your baby safe if you don’t leave them on!”

- L&D nurse to a mother laboring with a baby who had passed away and would be stillborn.

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Mar 052014
 

Infertility“I bet what you two need is a vacation. Sometimes people stress their bodies into not working right, and my guess is that you will come home and not need to see me again”

- Reproductive endocrinologist to a couple dealing with both female and male infertility issues who had been trying to conceive for over 2 years.

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 March 5, 2014  Infertility, OB 16 Responses »
Mar 042014
 

Labor“But then we’ll be here ALL DAY!”

- OB, with wild flinging of arms into the air,  in response to the suggestion that breaking the bag of water be delayed until a mother being induced  continued to dilate more then the current 2 CM of dilation she was at.

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 March 4, 2014  AROM, induction, OB 23 Responses »