Feb 182010
 

“You’re just awesome!!”  -L&D Staff during mother’s first labor (having a VBAC.)
The OB and nurses were amazingly sweet and supportive.

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 February 18, 2010  birth, VBAC 6 Responses »
Feb 182010
 

“It’s not that bad.” -Mother to daughter long before the daughter’s childbearing years.  Those four words were the only ones she said on the subject. As simple as they were, they had a profound and confidence-boosting effect on the daughter’s future birth experiences.

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 February 18, 2010  birth 22 Responses »
Feb 172010
 

“You aren’t gaining enough, eat a few candy bars or some ice cream.” -OB to mother who had not gained sufficient weight during her early pregnancy.

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 February 17, 2010  OB, prenatal 25 Responses »
Feb 172010
 

“I don’t care about the mother. I care about that baby!”-Perinatologist to couple dealing with pregnancy complications.

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 February 17, 2010  OB 14 Responses »
Feb 162010
 

“We’ll check her vitals again at shift change in 3 hours” L&D nurse to a husband who watched his wife drop a plastic fork and pass out. He grabbed another nurse and dragged her into the room for help.  Mother’s blood pressure had bottomed out and she was crashing as a result of being given a medication used to lower blood pressure to stop pre-term contractions.

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 February 16, 2010  L&D Nurse 16 Responses »
Feb 162010
 

“There is no such thing as an epidural headache.”  -L&D nurse’s response in a hospital birth class after I asked about the risk of getting a headache from an epidural..

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Feb 152010
 

“Well, I know she said you were 6 1/2 cm dilated, but her 6 1/2 or 7 is my 4.  So I’d call you 4 cm dilated.” -Said by L&D nurse, just before mother proceeded to hit transition.

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 February 15, 2010  cervix, L&D Nurse, transition 14 Responses »
Feb 152010
 

From this article:

http://heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/article_3085b44b-cf7c-5029-ac0b-0b2bdb8baadf.html

This is what the hospital spokeswoman said to the reporter when asked about birth plans:
“Generally the mother agrees with the doctor. In the rare case that she doesn’t, there is a line of authority to override the mother’s wishes, but again, that’s unusual”- Hospital Spokesperson to reporter when asked about birth plans.

Intermountain Health Care is the company that owns both the hospital and the infamous Aspen Women’s Clinic where “The Sign” is posted.

http://heraldextra.com/news/local/central/provo/article_3085b44b-cf7c-5029-ac0b-0b2bdb8baadf.html

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 February 15, 2010  Birth Plan 37 Responses »
Feb 142010
 

“Where’s your cervix?” -OB said after inserting a speculum. Removed it and inserted one that was thinner and longer, then said, “Wow, there is NO way a baby is coming out of that!”  This occurred at a 12 week prenatal pap smear.

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 February 14, 2010  cervix, OB, prenatal 15 Responses »