Jan 292011
 

“It’s illegal in our state  to have a VBAC if your first birth was a cesarean.  As far as I know, it’s illegal everywhere but maybe New York.” – OB when a mother inquired about VBAC.

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 January 29, 2011  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 46 Responses »
Jan 292011
 

No, you can’t do any of those things. We’d need to monitor you constantly. You’d be tied to the bed the whole time.” – OB in response to mother’s request prenatally to labor with freedom of movement.

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 January 29, 2011  Fetal Monitoring, labor, OB 26 Responses »
Jan 282011
 

“Your cervix has no nerve ending!” – Nurse to woman complaining of cervical/uterine pain.

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 January 28, 2011  cervix, L&D Nurse 44 Responses »
Jan 282011
 

“Now is not the time to laugh, you better work harder on getting this kid out or you’re wasting my time.” – OB to mother who laughed at a comment made by her doula to lighten the mood.

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 January 28, 2011  Doula, labor, OB 39 Responses »
Jan 282011
 

“Your weight looks great, good job! … But you should eat nothing but vegetables for the rest of the pregnancy.”  – Midwife to a mother at a 20 week prenatal appointment.

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 January 28, 2011  Fatness, Midwife, prenatal 40 Responses »
Jan 272011
 

“I am happy with that if everything remains normal.”- OB to mother, when the OB consented to a hospital water birth of twins in the midwifery center of the hospital.

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 January 27, 2011  OB, Thoughtful Thursdays, Twins 11 Responses »
Jan 272011
 

“Would it be possible for you to have 4 or 5 more kids for me!?” – Midwife to mother who just had a beautiful birth.

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Jan 272011
 

“We love to be proven wrong, you’ve done so well!” – Midwife to mother who birthed vaginally after being told she needed surgery for failure to progress.

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Jan 262011
 

“Sure, you can eat and drink during labor! Well… you can have ice chips.”

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 January 26, 2011  Birth Plan, OB, prenatal 39 Responses »
Jan 262011
 

“What are you, some kind of non-conformist?” – OB to mother who refused a cervical check at her 40 week prenatal.

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 January 26, 2011  Cervical exam, OB, prenatal 37 Responses »