Feb 242010
 

“ACOG guidelines state that if you’re dilated past 5cm, you must be on the strip (External Fetal Heart Rate Monitor) for every 5 out of 15 minutes.” -OB to mother during her labor.

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 February 24, 2010  Fetal Monitoring, OB 21 Responses »
Feb 242010
 

“Just so you know, when your milk comes in, you’ll have HORRIBLE uterine cramping when you nurse.  It’ll hurt so bad that you’ll switch to formula.” -OB to mother during a visit the day after she birthed.

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 February 24, 2010  breastfeeding, OB 33 Responses »
Feb 232010
 

“That epidural sounds really good right about now, doesn’t it?” -OB to mother during the pushing phase.

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 February 23, 2010  birth, epidural, OB, pushing 23 Responses »
Feb 232010
 

“What if you have the baby while I am stuck in traffic?” -OB trying to convince mother to switch hospitals to his “preferred” facility closer to the doctor’s house, despite the mother having indicated a strong preference for another hospital.

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 February 23, 2010  Birth Plan, OB 21 Responses »
Feb 222010
 

“This is what labor is, this is what has to happen to get the baby out.” -L&D nurse when mother was having trouble dealing with contractions at 4 cm on pitocin.  The severe contractions were a result of going from 4 cms to 10 cm in 45 minutes.

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 February 22, 2010  L&D Nurse, pitocin 8 Responses »
Feb 222010
 

“Well, at this point, breastfeeding can either help or hurt your baby.” – Doctor to mother who had a slightly jaundiced baby.  Doctor then went on to recommend formula.

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 February 22, 2010  breastfeeding 28 Responses »
Feb 212010
 

“Your husband can’t be in the OR because you will look dead, and that might freak him out.” -OB to mother during VBAC consult on what might happen in the event of uterine rupture and the need for an emergency cesarean under general anesthesia.

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 February 21, 2010  anesthesiologist, Cesarean, OB, VBAC 8 Responses »
Feb 212010
 

“I thought you wanted to do this all yourself?” -OB to home birth transfer mom during pushing when she asked the doctor to support her perineum in order to avoid tearing.

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 February 21, 2010  Home Birth, OB, pushing 14 Responses »
Feb 202010
 

“You are wiping to hard when you go to the bathroom.”- OB Resident to mother who started bleeding at 32 weeks of pregnancy.  Turns out it was her cervix dilating and effacing, and she needed to be put on meds to stop preterm labor.

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 February 20, 2010  cervix, OB 24 Responses »
Feb 202010
 

“Homebirth is for mothers who don’t care if their babies live or die.” – Family Practice Doctor

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