Jun 232014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You’re fine. If you can handle the pain from getting all those tattoos, then this should not be such a big deal. (Then mumbled: ‘I don’t have time for this.’)”

- OB to recent rape victim getting a pap smear. She was having a flashback and asked for the OB to stop. The assault was in her charts.

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 June 23, 2014  Cervical exam, OB 37 Responses »
Jun 222014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Do you want me to show you photos of what will happen to your baby if you continue to take those.”

- OB to mother who was taking medication for a severe anxiety disorder.

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 June 22, 2014  informed consent, OB 45 Responses »
Jun 212014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Why would you even think of having another baby if all of that happened last time?”

- Midwife to mother who disclosed that she had experienced severe postpartum depression with her first baby, and asked the midwife to be alert to signs of postpartum depression this time around.

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 June 21, 2014  Midwife, postpartum 21 Responses »
Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Why are you prepping for a cesarean section? Can’t you see her pushing?”

- OB to the L&D nurses after the nurses gave up on the mother and were talking amongst themselves as she was pushing. Baby was born vaginally 30 minutes later.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’ll make sure the nurses stop asking you to give your twins the hep b vaccine. It sounds like you know what you’re talking about, these are your babies and they need to respect that.”

- Neonatologist to mother with twins in the NICU.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Sure! If you are healthy and live close to the hospital, you can have your baby at home!”

- OB’s response when mother informed the OB that she was seeking a midwife for a homebirth.

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Jun 192014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I’m so sorry you’re in so much pain, but we’ll get you taken care of no matter what!”

- Midwife to woman who was experiencing pain and complications from birth control choices.

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Jun 182014
 

Pushing“No noise! No noise!”

- OB to grunting mother during crowning while birthing unmedicated.

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 June 18, 2014  OB, pushing 16 Responses »
Jun 182014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“I’ve read that in layman’s books.”

- Pediatrician to mother while discussing the mother’s two year old son’s intact penis.  The mother had stated that she did not know if the foreskin could be retracted yet, and that it might not be unusual for retraction to not occur until approaching puberty.

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Jun 172014
 

Homebirths“Well, if you’re so afraid of pain, why did you have a homebirth?!”

- OB, when mother asked for a local anesthetic before being stitched up from a 3rd/4th degree rectal tear as a result of a 40 minute labor and a nuchal hand birth that occurred at home.

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 June 17, 2014  Home Birth, OB 24 Responses »