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 »
Jan 262011
 

“You need to start him on formula now so he can get used to the taste.” – Pediatrician to mother at her infant’s 8 week check up.

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Jan 252011
 

“You know why you had a cesarean section? Because you had a birth plan. Two of my friends had birth plans and ended up with cesarean sections. I didn’t have one and I was able to give birth vaginally.”- OB to mother.

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 January 25, 2011  Birth Plan, Cesarean, OB 34 Responses »
Jan 242011
 

“Okay, now your job is over.” – L&D nurse to doula after mother received an epidural during labor.

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 January 24, 2011  Doula, epidural, L&D Nurse 32 Responses »
Jan 242011
 

“It’s been shown that mineral oil does not work well.  I prefer to use Johnson’s and Johnson’s Baby Wash during crowning.” – OB

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 January 24, 2011  OB, pushing 62 Responses »
Jan 242011
 

“I have a family and a wife I get along with.  If I am at the hospital for 12 hours with a patient during a VBAC then I am taking time away from my family.” – OB explaining to mother why the OB did not do VBACs.

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 January 24, 2011  OB, VBAC 65 Responses »