Mar 122011
 

“I want to see more maternal effort, or I’m going to up the pit.” – Midwife to mother after pushing for two hours at the end of an induced labor.

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 March 12, 2011  Midwife, pitocin, pushing 17 Responses »
Mar 122011
 

“What do you want with your placenta inside you? Don’t you want to get everything over with?” – OB to mother after birth.

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 March 12, 2011  OB, placenta, Third Stage 21 Responses »
Mar 122011
 

“I won’t support you and you won’t find a Doctor that will.” – OB to mother looking for a VBAC after the doctor had delivered her three previous babies by cesarean.

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 March 12, 2011  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 29 Responses »
Mar 112011
 

“All breech babies are born with neurological problems.” – Gynecologist

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 March 11, 2011  breech, Gyn 46 Responses »
Mar 112011
 

“You’re young.  You’ll bounce back.” – OB to mother after her second pregnancy and second miscarriage/loss.

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 March 11, 2011  Age, OB, pregnancy loss 33 Responses »
Mar 112011
 

“Don’t give me your birth plan. Everyone with a birth plan just ends up with a cesarean.” – OB to mother.

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 March 11, 2011  Birth Plan, OB 30 Responses »
Mar 102011
 

“Let’s just see what happens naturally.” – OB to mother who was measuring “large” at a 37 week checkup, when there was a potential for discussion on induction.

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Mar 102011
 

“That’s why I like you.  You’re one of those moms that thinks about things!” – Nurse Practitioner to mother at 32 week appointment.

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Mar 102011
 

“Do you want to go on with the cesarean section or go back and try for a vagina birth?”  – OB to mother who had been moved to the OR for a cesarean due to fetal heart tones, which then stabilized.

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Mar 092011
 

“I just walked all the way across this hospital for YOU, so if you want an epidural, you’d better decide NOW, or I’m leaving.” – Anesthesiologist to laboring mother.

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