Mar 062010
 

“If you’d done what I told you to do, I wouldn’t have had to hurt you. Next time read some different books and do what you’re told.” -OB, after birth,  explaining to mother who refused an epidural, why it was necessary to cut a 3rd degree episiotomy.

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Mar 062010
 

“Do you plan to keep the baby?” -L&D nurse to mother admitted during active labor, as she proceeded to ask 45 minutes of admittance questions, despite all the preadmission paperwork already being submitted.

“We’ll have to see how cute he is.” -Mother’s reply

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 March 6, 2010  L&D Nurse, labor 62 Responses »
Mar 052010
 

“I wouldn’t tell anyone yet, if I were you.”-OB to mother who had experienced two years of infertility, a miscarriage and a diagnosis of PCOS, and was finally in the OB office for a positive Home Pregnancy Test.

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Mar 052010
 

“Have we met?” -OB to mother at 14 week prenatal for second child.  The doctor attended the birth of her first child, a 29 hour induction that ended in a cesarean.

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 March 5, 2010  induction, OB, prenatal 32 Responses »
Mar 042010
 

“Do what your body wants to do; don’t do anything that hurts.” – homebirth midwife to mother starting to feel pushy.  The mother was concerned that she might not be fully dilated.

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Mar 042010
 

“Well, it looks like you are a great candidate for a VBAC at home if that is what you want to do.  I believe everything is going to go exactly the way you hope.  I have full faith in your midwife.  Call me if you change your mind and I’ll see you after your baby is born for follow-up.  Babies are a miracle.” -Family Practice doctor to a mother who was seeing the doctor for bleeding at 8 weeks of pregnancy.

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Mar 032010
 

“Oh why do you torture yourself? You should have just gotten an epidural! No one who has a natural birth wants to have another one afterwards.” -OB to mother while she was pushing her baby out non-medicated.

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 March 3, 2010  epidural, OB, pushing 90 Responses »
Mar 032010
 

“If you haven’t delivered in less than 3 hours, we WILL put you under and you WILL have an emergency c-section.”  -OB Resident said this to mother who  refused to sign the waiver forms for a c-section at 2 cm dilated and only 30% effaced.

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 March 3, 2010  Cesarean, OB, Twins 30 Responses »
Mar 022010
 

“Oh for God’s sake why didn’t somebody give this woman an enema?” -OB to woman birthing in 1969.  She still remembers these words to this day.

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 March 2, 2010  OB, Poop, pushing 25 Responses »
Mar 022010
 

“The more VBACs you have, the more likely you are to have a uterine rupture!  Having another VBAC would be very dangerous!”  – OB to mother seeking care for her fourth vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC.)

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 March 2, 2010  informed consent, OB, VBAC 33 Responses »