Nov 092010
 

OB at 37 week prenatal appointment: “How’s fetal movement been?:
Mother: “Good!”
Husband: “Yeah, he’s been poking her a lot.”
OB: “Just like the dad, eh?”

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 November 9, 2010  OB, prenatal 19 Responses »
Nov 092010
 

“But the penis doesn’t rub up against that part of the vagina during intercourse. It shouldn’t really be bothering you.” – OB to mother who commented that her episiotomy scar was painful during intercourse.

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 November 9, 2010  episiotomy, OB, postpartum 52 Responses »
Nov 082010
 

“You should be proud of yourself, pushing out an 8-pound baby! Honestly, I didn’t think you could do it…not at your age!” – Nurse Practitioner to 40 yo mother the day after she birthed her baby.

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 November 8, 2010  Age, L&D Nurse 32 Responses »
Nov 082010
 

“If you attempt a VBAC at home, you or the baby or both will probably die!’ – OB to mother who wanted to have a home birth after two cesareans.

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 November 8, 2010  Cesarean, Home Birth, OB, VBAC 29 Responses »
Nov 082010
 

“Giving birth without an epidural would be like having my leg amputated without pain meds.” – L&D Nurse to mother during labor.

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 November 8, 2010  epidural, L&D Nurse 70 Responses »
Nov 072010
 

“We don’t encourage having sex while pregnant, however, if you do choose to, then use condoms because of STDs.” – OB to mother and husband during a prenatal appointment. Neither parent had an STD.

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 November 7, 2010  OB, prenatal 65 Responses »
Nov 072010
 

“Oh OK, so you’re 0 for 2 then?” – L&D nurse to mother who called with cervical pain mid second trimester, after losing her first child to a serious birth defect.

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 November 7, 2010  L&D Nurse, pregnancy loss 26 Responses »
Nov 072010
 

“I’m in charge of your birth, not you or the doula!” – OB to mother at 35 week prenatal going over birth plan.

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 November 7, 2010  Birth Plan, Doula, OB, prenatal 59 Responses »
Nov 062010
 

“If we’re lucky this one will be breech too and we don’t have to decide!” – OB to mother at 30 week appointment when mother was discussing a VBAC.

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 November 6, 2010  birth 10 Responses »
Nov 062010
 

“My god, it looks like you sat on a chainsaw!” – OB to mother at 6 week postpartum visit, after the same OB performed an episiotomy at her birth.

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 November 6, 2010  episiotomy, OB, postpartum 34 Responses »