Apr 162014
 

Cesareans“Most women who have a birth plan for natural birth end up having a cesarean section.”

- OB to mother when discussing the need for a birth plan.

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 April 16, 2014  Birth Plan, Cesarean, OB 23 Responses »
Apr 162014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Oh, stop screaming. That doesn’t hurt.”

– OB to pregnant mother with a bad yeast infection as the doctor inserted a urinary catheter.

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 April 16, 2014  OB 5 Responses »
Apr 152014
 

Loss“You have such difficult pregnancies. All this back and forth to have a baby is ridiculous. I think you should just get fixed and then we won’t ever have to deal with this again.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at six week postpartum  The mother had lost her twins in a previous pregnancy and had just given birth to her next child after a complicated pregnancy.

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Apr 152014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You were told to take off all your clothes! Take off your socks RIGHT NOW!”

- Gyn to young woman there for her first pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 33 Responses »
Apr 152014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“No, don’t be silly. You’re not a baby and your mother can’t come back here. You don’t need her.”

- OB/Gyn to 14 year old being seen for a GYN problem who asked if her mother could be brought into the room to support her during a pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 73 Responses »
Apr 142014
 

Labor“No, you can’t get up after we break your water. You have to stay in the bed. The cord can prolapse!”

- L&D nurse to a mother trying to have a natural birth and desperately wanted to squat and pace through contractions

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 April 14, 2014  AROM, L&D Nurse, labor 18 Responses »
Apr 142014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You’ll have trouble dilating.”

- Midwife when told the mother gets tense during pelvic exams.

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Apr 142014
 

Fatness“Not a chance. The tried-and-true still stands: eat less, move more, and you’ll lose weight.”

- OB in response to mother who inquired as to whether something other than diet and exercise could be causing a weight problem, as the mother was struggling to lose baby weight despite exclusively nursing, eating a very healthy diet, and working out daily.

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 April 14, 2014  Fatness, OB, postpartum 24 Responses »
Apr 132014
 

Breastfeeding“If you think that hurts, wait until you breastfeed!”

- L&D nurse to mother who yelped during the L&D nurse’s massage of her uterus postpartum. 

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Apr 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Let’s get this little girl up on a table and listen to that baby’s heartbeat.”

- OB to nurse in the room during a prenatal, referring to the mother.

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 April 12, 2014  OB, prenatal 8 Responses »