Jan 042010
 

“Imagine your uterus blowing up like an over-filled balloon and ‘pop,’ it explodes.”  -OB to a woman pregnant with twins, and looking for a VBAC provider.  The interval between births was less than 18 months.

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 January 4, 2010  OB, prenatal, Twins, VBAC 17 Responses »
Jan 032010
 

“I wouldn’t let my wife or daughter do it, but if there’s anyone who should try it, you’re the one.” -OB to mother after hearing her plans for a home birth.

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 January 3, 2010  Home Birth, OB 7 Responses »
Jan 032010
 

“She’s not having as much contraction as she’s selling.” -OB announced to the room when the doctor did not believe mother was experiencing significant contractions as she was expressing.

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 January 3, 2010  contractions, OB 18 Responses »
Jan 022010
 

“I have a degree in this you know.”- Midwife to client refusing a vaginal exam at her 40 week appointment.

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 January 2, 2010  Midwife, prenatal 16 Responses »
Jan 022010
 

“Have the doctor check your equipment.” -doula to mother at a prenatal meeting after the mother stated she would be breastfeeding her newborn.

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 January 2, 2010  breastfeeding, Doula 17 Responses »
Jan 012010
 

“Well this is a fine mess you have got yourself into, maybe you will think twice before deciding to refuse medical care for a pregnancy.” – OB nurse to mother who had waited three weeks after her early pregnancy was determined to be non-viable by her home birth midwife, to see if she could miscarry naturally, before scheduling a D&C.

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Jan 012010
 

“Do you want to have this baby? Do you want this baby to come out??” – midwife to mother, when midwife thought the mother was “resisting” the birth by not following the orders to be calm and quiet during transition.

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 January 1, 2010  Midwife, transition 11 Responses »
Dec 312009
 

“I have to watch this monitor during every contraction because if the contraction lasts for over 2 minutes your uterus is gonna blow and someone is gonna die.” -OB to mom during her VBA3C (Vaginal Birth After 3 Cesareans) labor.

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 December 31, 2009  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 5 Responses »
Dec 312009
 

“Are you pooping from your vagina?” -Nurse Practitioner to mother who inquired about her healing episiotomy at her postpartum visit.

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 December 31, 2009  episiotomy 6 Responses »
Dec 302009
 

“It looks like the house of the rising sun!” -Birth Doula to laboring mother who took off her hospital gown and exposed her belly which was stretch marked.

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 December 30, 2009  Doula 9 Responses »