Mar 132014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“It’s right there! Do you want to touch the head?”

- Midwife to mother who was getting discouraged  during pushing that her baby was not yet born.

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Mar 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherTextCertified Nurse Midwife : “We’ll see you in a month.:

Mother: “No, my doctor said they wants to see me every two weeks.”

Midwife: “Fine, we can do that, but you won’t get another ultrasound for a month.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife during a prenatal appointment at the maternal fetal medicine practice with a high risk mother.  The CNM assumed the mother was “fishing” for another ultrasound. 

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 March 12, 2014  CNM, Midwife, prenatal 12 Responses »
Mar 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Antidepressants are not magic pills, you need to control your mood yourself.”

- General Practitioner to 6 week pregnant mother, while advising her to stop taking her medication for the baby’s safety

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Mar 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Does not respond when name is called, significant developmental concern.”

- Child Health Nurse notes from developmental assessment of 18 month old child. The child had ignored the nurse when she called him the wrong name on 3 occasions during the visit, using a different name each time, despite being corrected by the mother. (Answered mother’s call with correct name several times during the assessment.) 

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 March 12, 2014  birth 17 Responses »
Mar 112014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“How can you know where your placenta and baby are?”

- OB to third time mother who said the Doppler wouldn’t pick up the baby’s heart due to placental placement and suggested another area where she knew the baby was lying. (Ultrasound notes on file confirmed mother’s information regarding placental position and later palpation proved baby’s position to be accurate.)

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 March 11, 2014  OB 15 Responses »
Mar 112014
 

Loss“How far along do you think you are? Well, there’s no baby in there.”

-  Ultrasound tech after mother went in for a scan at 14.5 weeks after not hearing a heartbeat on the Doppler in a prenatal appointment. There was a baby, just no longer a heartbeat.

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Mar 102014
 

Breastfeeding“Every time he makes a sound, she sticks her boob in his mouth. I told her that’s no good!”

- Pediatric Nurse at a 2 month well baby check up.  The nurse was referring to her own daughter and grandson, when talking about nursing to the mother during the visit.

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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 »