“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
My OB said WHAT?!? is delighted to be introducing “Thoughtful Thursdays” in 2010, where every Thursday we share the kind, thoughtful, helpful comments made to women during their childbearing year by doctors, midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas, lactation consultants, etc.
Women remember both the kind and unkind comments said to them, and often times, there is a birth professional who says something that really makes the difference in such a positive way! Especially when a birthing woman is surrounded by the hurtful, unproductive comments so casually thrown at her.
Send in your “Thoughtful Thursday” submissions and look for them in future Thursday blog posts starting in the New Year! If you remember, please include “Thoughtful Thursday” in the subject line, but don’t worry if you don’t! It shouldn’t be hard to tell!