Dec 162009
 

“If I were fishing…I’d throw him back!” -Health Care Provider to mother who just birthed a 4 pound 9 ounce baby boy.

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 December 16, 2009  birth 9 Responses »
Dec 162009
 

“What A Huge Head.”- L&D nurse announced to the room during crowning of baby.

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 December 16, 2009  L&D Nurse, pushing 3 Responses »
Dec 162009
 

“I have to break your water now. You can’t push without breaking the water, or you will get an amniotic fluid embolism. That is universally fatal and you will die.” -OB

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 December 16, 2009  AROM, birth, OB 13 Responses »
Dec 152009
 

“We call the OB when you are dilated to 8cm.” -L&D Nurse to mother who begged for the OB to be called. At last check mother was 4cm. Baby was born soon after on the unprepared bed with the nurses in the room not looking. The nurses then argued over the time of birth. The OB arrived six minutes later.

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 December 15, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse 34 Responses »
Dec 152009
 

At 12 week prenatal appointment;

OB: “So, are you reading books about birth?”
Mother: “Yes, I am…”
OB: “Well, don’t bother, nobody has any control over labor, least of all the laboring woman. Just leave it all up to me, and I’ll take good care of you.”

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 December 15, 2009  Birth Plan, OB, prenatal 17 Responses »
Dec 142009
 

“Oh! You’re a natural redhead!” – Nurse to mother on toilet, while offering assistance postpartum.

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 December 14, 2009  L&D Nurse 16 Responses »
Dec 142009
 

“Don’t make any noise, it doesn’t help”. -Midwife to mother making straining/grunting noises during pushing.

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 December 14, 2009  Midwife, pushing 20 Responses »
Dec 132009
 

Wow, how old are you? You make milk like a teenager!” -Lactation Consultant to mother with one day old son, during a lactation visit, after pinching her nipples to “milk” her.

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Dec 132009
 

“That’s what 8-9 cms sounds like”. Midwife said to first time mom upon her arrival at the birth center, where there was a laboring woman screaming next door.

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 December 13, 2009  Birth Trauma, Midwife 12 Responses »
Dec 122009
 

“Is this a planned repeat cesarean section?” -Anesthesiologist to mother being prepped for surgery.

“No, I was trying for a home birth after cesarean, but needed to transfer.”-Mother

“Well, that was stupid wasn’t it?” -Anesthesiologist to mother while patting her cheek patronizingly.

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 December 12, 2009  anesthesiologist, Cesarean, VBAC 19 Responses »