Dec 292009
 

“You wouldn’t tell a pilot how to fly a plane.” -OB to a laboring woman, also a pilot, who questioned the Ob’s suggested labor management.

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 December 29, 2009  birth, OB 18 Responses »
Dec 282009
 

“You are not being a good parent and the only piece of medical information I can give you is that your baby’s heart is beating for now.” -OB to a home birth transfer mother who wanted to wait before proceeding to a cesarean upon arrival and then refused again a few hours later, while baby had been on the monitor the whole time without incident.

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 December 28, 2009  birth, Cesarean, Home Birth, OB 20 Responses »
Dec 282009
 

“Just calling to check and see how you’re processing all this?”- midwife calling mother at home in the evening, after the mother had found out earlier that day at her 20 week ultrasound that she was carrying twins.  The midwife had already spent the better part of the day with her, helping her to wrap her brain around it.
The twins were born successfully at home in May of 2008 at 39 weeks gestation.

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 December 28, 2009  birth No Responses »
Dec 282009
 

“I wouldn’t let my wife do it.” -OB to mother who said she wanted to attempt a breech vaginal birth.

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 December 28, 2009  breech, OB 28 Responses »
Dec 272009
 

“You should wear a bra as long as you nurse, even while you sleep. Too many nice pairs of breasts have been ruined by breastfeeding.” -OB at a prenatal to 18 year old mother pregnant with her first child.

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 December 27, 2009  breastfeeding, OB, prenatal 24 Responses »
Dec 272009
 

“You are not allowed to push until the doctor gets here! I’m not allowed to let you have a baby without the doctor.” – L&D Nurse

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 December 27, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse, OB, pushing 34 Responses »
Dec 262009
 

“Just make sure you don’t eat a cheeseburger on the way to the hospital. The number one cause of death during birth is aspiration!” -Health Care Provider

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 December 26, 2009  birth 16 Responses »
Dec 262009
 

“It might be a miscarriage, but what do you care? Let’s just put you on some birth control and end your bleeding ASAP.” – OB-to woman having a terribly heavy period/possible miscarriage after 2 years of trying to conceive.

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 December 26, 2009  OB, pregnancy loss 16 Responses »
Dec 252009
 

Don’t be scared of an epidural. Epidurals are NOTHING!” -OB to mother who stated that she wanted to deliver without medications, while putting his hand on her knee and shaking her leg, which was in a stirrup.

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 December 25, 2009  epidural, OB 11 Responses »
Dec 252009
 

Yeah, she’s one of those “crunchy” types who actually WANTS to give birth without drugs.” -OB referring to mother upset about her cesarean for a breech baby.

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 December 25, 2009  breech, Cesarean, OB 10 Responses »