Mar 092011
 

“Hey! I get to violate you today!”  — OB to mother upon walking into the exam room while the mother waited under a sheet for the first vaginal exam for her pregnancy.

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Mar 092011
 

“How should I know?” – midwife, after baby was whisked away for oxygen immediately after birth and parents asked if the baby would be okay.

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 March 9, 2011  birth, Midwife, newborn 25 Responses »
Mar 082011
 

“Push! You are not a princess!” – L&D nurse to mother during pushing.

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 March 8, 2011  L&D Nurse, pushing 23 Responses »
Mar 082011
 

“Well how long do you expect that to be? I don’t have all day here!” – OB to mother after birth, who had asked for the OB to delay clamping and cutting the cord until it stopped pulsating.

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 March 8, 2011  OB, placenta, Third Stage 27 Responses »
Mar 082011
 

“You already have the scar. Having a vaginal birth now won’t take that away.” – OB to a VBAC hopeful mother at 28 weeks.

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 March 8, 2011  Cesarean, OB, prenatal, VBAC 21 Responses »
Mar 072011
 

“It’s because you aren’t making enough milk.  You need to supplement with formula during the day.  It won’t cause nipple confusion because he’s only four days old.”  – Doctor to a mom who was wondering how to stop her newborn from sleeping all day and cluster-feeding all night.

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 March 7, 2011  breastfeeding 24 Responses »
Mar 072011
 

“Stop screaming, I have to get this thing out.” – OB to mother as the OB pulls on the umbilical cord in order to remove the placenta.

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 March 7, 2011  OB, placenta 59 Responses »
Mar 072011
 

“This push is no good, I want good pushes.” – L&D nurse to mother.

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 March 7, 2011  L&D Nurse, pushing 23 Responses »
Mar 062011
 

“Don’t be silly. I felt your stomach, and there’s only one in there!” – Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who suspected twins, a few weeks before the mother did deliver twins.

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 March 6, 2011  CNM, Midwife, Twins 27 Responses »
Mar 062011
 

“Are you sure that’s not your vagina?  It’s so loose though.” -OB to mother while repeatedly trying to do a cervical exam and was repeatedly told by the mother that the doctor was inserting her fingers into the mother’s rectum.

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 March 6, 2011  Cervical exam, OB, vagina 57 Responses »