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 »
Dec 122009
 

“You’ll always have to have a cesarean now.” -OB after an induced birth where mother vaginally delivered one twin and was rushed off for an “emergency” cesarean with the other because the OB panicked.

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 December 12, 2009  Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »
Dec 112009
 

OB: I’m seeing a lot of gristle in here.
Mother: Are you seriously talking about my gristle while my baby is being born?
OB: No, we’re talking about golf.

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 December 11, 2009  birth, Cesarean, OB 9 Responses »
Dec 112009
 

“Don’t be so melodramatic, It’s just a little bit of blood loss” -OB to another OB after a 2 liter postpartum hemorrhage.

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 December 11, 2009  OB, Third Stage 10 Responses »
Dec 102009
 

“Well, with young mothers we tend to assume that there is no father, so we don’t
upset them by asking.” -Nurse coming in with birth certificate where father’s side was left blank, while the husband was sitting right there still in his sailor’s suit from flying in!

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 December 10, 2009  L&D Nurse, postpartum 40 Responses »
Dec 102009
 

“50 beats per minute isn’t really that low.” -OB reviewing the fetal heartrate tracing strip.

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 December 10, 2009  labor, OB 6 Responses »
Dec 092009
 

“I am not delivering your baby unless you get an epidural because you are hysterical.” -OB to a vocalizing unmedicated mother at 7 cm.

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 December 9, 2009  birth, epidural, OB 11 Responses »
Dec 092009
 

“You should know that with babies born at this gestational age, there is a 100% survival rate!” -OB, during a routine 28 week prenatal appointment.

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 December 9, 2009  OB, prenatal 18 Responses »