Nov 142010
 

“Don’t worry, she’ll give you a little face lift down there.” – L&D nurse to mother as midwife began repairing a third degree tear.

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 November 14, 2010  L&D Nurse, Midwife, postpartum 21 Responses »
Nov 142010
 

“You wait right here. Don’t move. I need to go get a bigger needle.” -Anesthesiologist to mother when the first epidural procedure was not successful.

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Nov 132010
 

“She doesn’t know how to push! We’re going to have to do a cesarean section!” – OB during the pushing phase.

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 November 13, 2010  Cesarean, OB, pushing 21 Responses »
Nov 132010
 

“You are much more attractive than her. You look great. She was pretty overweight.” – Anesthesiologist to mother while placing an epidural. The doctor was apologizing about a delay due to placing an epidural in another patient.

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Nov 132010
 

“You’re getting a bigger cut anyway.” -Anesthesiologist to mother who expressed concern about a cut that occurred while she was being shaved for her cesarean.

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 November 13, 2010  anesthesiologist, Cesarean 25 Responses »
Nov 122010
 

Nurse in cheery voice: “So! How’s the baby?”
Mother: “Ummm. Well. Dead.”
Nurse: “Oh Darling, your baby’s not dead!”
Mother: “Yes it is. I miscarried over the weekend. It’s in the chart”

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 November 12, 2010  L&D Nurse, pregnancy loss 38 Responses »
Nov 122010
 

“One would be like it doesn’t really hurt at all and ten would be like having a baby with no medication.” – Nurse to mother, asking the mother to rate her postpartum pain on a scale of one to ten.

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 November 12, 2010  L&D Nurse, postpartum 61 Responses »
Nov 112010
 

“Your birth was truly inspiring.” – OB

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 November 11, 2010  OB, Thoughtful Thursdays 4 Responses »
Nov 112010
 

“Doesn’t she just have the most beautiful belly?” – CNM to mother who was resting in between pushing contractions.

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