Apr 152014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You were told to take off all your clothes! Take off your socks RIGHT NOW!”

- Gyn to young woman there for her first pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 33 Responses »
Apr 152014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“No, don’t be silly. You’re not a baby and your mother can’t come back here. You don’t need her.”

- OB/Gyn to 14 year old being seen for a GYN problem who asked if her mother could be brought into the room to support her during a pelvic exam.

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 April 15, 2014  Age, Cervical exam, Gyn 74 Responses »
Apr 142014
 

Labor“No, you can’t get up after we break your water. You have to stay in the bed. The cord can prolapse!”

- L&D nurse to a mother trying to have a natural birth and desperately wanted to squat and pace through contractions

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 April 14, 2014  AROM, L&D Nurse, labor 18 Responses »
Apr 142014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You’ll have trouble dilating.”

- Midwife when told the mother gets tense during pelvic exams.

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Apr 142014
 

Fatness“Not a chance. The tried-and-true still stands: eat less, move more, and you’ll lose weight.”

- OB in response to mother who inquired as to whether something other than diet and exercise could be causing a weight problem, as the mother was struggling to lose baby weight despite exclusively nursing, eating a very healthy diet, and working out daily.

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 April 14, 2014  Fatness, OB, postpartum 24 Responses »
Apr 132014
 

Breastfeeding“If you think that hurts, wait until you breastfeed!”

- L&D nurse to mother who yelped during the L&D nurse’s massage of her uterus postpartum. 

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Apr 122014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Let’s get this little girl up on a table and listen to that baby’s heartbeat.”

- OB to nurse in the room during a prenatal, referring to the mother.

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 April 12, 2014  OB, prenatal 8 Responses »
Apr 112014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“If you don’t let us do a cervical exam at every appointment, we won’t allow you to be seen.”

- OB to mother who was exploring switching to the practice.

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 April 11, 2014  Cervical exam, OB 19 Responses »
Apr 112014
 

Cesareans“I don’t know how many cesarean I do, but the national average is really low so you should be fine.”

- OB in response to a question from a mother.

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 April 11, 2014  Cesarean, OB 26 Responses »
Apr 102014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“She thinks she isn’t handling this well. I think she’s doing AWESOME!”

- Admitting nurse to L&D nurse while transferring mother to her room.

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