Jul 022014

Homebirths“You know most mammals leave the water to give birth, and up to 1% of infants drown.”

- OB to mother who was transferring care to a midwife and choosing to birth in a birth center.

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Jul 012014

MOSWNoOtherText“I basically just did that.”

- OB to mother when the mother asked if the OB had performed a membrane sweep during a particularly painful exam. The mother had not consented to the procedure and was a little less than 39 weeks pregnant.

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Jun 302014

MOSWNoOtherText“This is probably going to hurt.”

- Doctor before performing a pelvic exam.

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 June 30, 2014  Cervical exam 14 Responses »
Jun 292014

MOSWNoOtherText“But what if you have a 10 pound baby? You’re only 4’11″, you won’t be able to give birth to a 10 pound baby.”

- OB to mother with gestational diabetes at 35 week appointment, advocating for induction at 38/39 weeks, “just in case” the baby was “too big.” This was the first time meeting this OB.

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 June 29, 2014  Big Baby, induction, OB 43 Responses »
Jun 282014

Loss“This miscarriage was just nature’s way of getting rid of a problem. The baby would have had Down Syndrome or autism if it was born. Sometimes nature helps you avoid the stress of raising a disabled child by way of a miscarriage. You’re lucky, you know.”

- Emergency Room doctor to mother experiencing a miscarriage.

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 June 28, 2014  pregnancy loss 38 Responses »
Jun 272014

MOSWNoOtherText“Do you need a paternity test, since you aren’t married?”

- L&D Nurse to mother while filling out the birth certificate paperwork. The mother had been married for 4 years and her husband was listed as the emergency contact in her chart.

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 June 27, 2014  L&D Nurse 46 Responses »
Jun 262014

ThoughtfulThursday“He would be so proud of you.”

- Midwife to mother giving birth to her first child while her husband was deployed.

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Jun 262014

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain, but we’ll get you taken care of no matter what!”

- Midwife to mother who was experiencing pain from her birth control method.

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Jun 252014

MOSWNoOtherText“Look around at this facility. we’re in a rural area. We don’t have equipment like that.”

- Urgent care doctor to mother being seen for a miscarriage, when the mother asked if they could use a doppler to listen for a heartbeat. 

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 June 25, 2014  OB, pregnancy loss 11 Responses »
Jun 242014

MOSWNoOtherText“As we get older, our underwear gets higher!”

- OB to woman experiencing a miscarriage at 12 weeks and had lots of bleeding,  She had put on an old pair of “granny panty” underwear to deal with the big pad and bleeding.

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 June 24, 2014  OB, pregnancy loss 23 Responses »