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 »
Dec 242009
 

“You are nervous new parents.” -Nurse during a hospital tour when asked questions about wanting the baby to room-in.

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 December 24, 2009  Birth Plan, L&D Nurse, newborn 10 Responses »
Dec 242009
 

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!

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 December 24, 2009  birth 11 Responses »
Dec 242009
 

‘It is illegal for us to leave a baby unwashed…he could rot, I have seen it happen.” -L&D Nurse to a mother who’s cesarean was delayed over her refusal to consent to a newborn bath prior to establishing breastfeeding.

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Dec 232009
 

“You old moms and your old uteruses.” -OB to mother giving birth to her fifth child at the age of 36, who was getting tired as she pushed, with slow progress.

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 December 23, 2009  OB, pushing 8 Responses »