Dec 242010
 

“Listen, the labor floor is for laboring, not for waiting around or going for strolls. If you’re in my ward and you’re not laboring, I’m going to put you in labor.” – OB to mother who asked about the unit’s policy on Pitocin

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 December 24, 2010  labor, OB, pitocin 16 Responses »
Dec 242010
 

“Oh, we’re just making the opening a little bigger.” – OB to mother who was clearly not consenting to an episiotomy.

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 December 24, 2010  episiotomy, OB, pushing 15 Responses »
Dec 232010
 

“Here’s my cell phone number, call me ANY time you have concerns, questions… doesn’t matter what time it is, I’m here for you.” – OB to mother.

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 December 23, 2010  OB, Thoughtful Thursdays 8 Responses »
Dec 232010
 

“I really don’t like to do vaginal exams unless you want me to.” – OB at 35 week prenatal.

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Dec 232010
 

“When I hear a mother say she can’t do it anymore, I put on my gloves.” – OB

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 December 23, 2010  OB, Thoughtful Thursdays 17 Responses »
Dec 222010
 

“Birth plans are the kiss of death. Everyone who brings one in ends up with a cesarean.” – OB to mother at a prenatal.

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 December 22, 2010  Birth Plan, OB, prenatal 18 Responses »
Dec 222010
 

“So, I hear you’re the couple wanting to eat the placenta, right?” – OB while holding a just delivered placenta aloft.

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 December 22, 2010  OB, placenta, Third Stage 56 Responses »
Dec 222010
 

“We don’t want to see *THAT* in here!” – OB referencing the mother’s bare lower body, when the mother had misunderstood he instructions and removed her lower body clothing in preparation for an external cephalic version.

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 December 22, 2010  breech, OB 20 Responses »
Dec 212010
 

“These Friday afternoon cesarean sections are becoming very popular with this doctor.” – Anesthesiologist to surgical tech while OB was in the bathroom.

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 December 21, 2010  anesthesiologist, Cesarean, OB 14 Responses »
Dec 212010
 

“Sure you can walk. But you’re going to be attached to the electronic fetal monitor, which is attached to the wall. And you’ll only have a 3 foot radius. You will look ridiculous walking backwards and forwards. It’s better to stay in the bed.” – OB to mother while going over her birth plan.

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 December 21, 2010  Birth Plan, labor, OB, prenatal 22 Responses »