Feb 132010
 

“Why do you need to pay for a doula?  We will tell you everything that you need to do.” -OB

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 February 13, 2010  Doula, OB 15 Responses »
Feb 132010
 

“Let me do my job as the doctor and you do your job and be a good patient.” – OB  to the mother and her partner who were asking questions about procedures.

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 February 13, 2010  informed consent, OB 14 Responses »
Feb 122010
 

“Oh, I know that you are concerned about tearing.  You should get the epidural so that I can control your pushing to prevent tearing.” – OB to a mom concerned about tearing due to scar tissue.

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 February 12, 2010  birth, epidural, OB, pushing 14 Responses »
Feb 122010
 

“… and you shouldn’t be afraid of home birth. It’s natural and
normal.”- Midwife, who then paused briefly and went on to say “Did you know the world is predicted to end in 2012?”

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 February 12, 2010  Home Birth, Midwife 8 Responses »
Feb 112010
 

“I don’t suggest an IV during labor but encourage eating and drinking.”  -Midwife to mother.

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Feb 112010
 

“You’re my role model!” -CNM to first time VBAC mom who was struggling during transition at a posterior presentation birth. CNM was also 9 months pregnant and planning her first VBAC.

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Feb 102010
 

“If this baby was any bigger you would need a cesarean.” -OB said said after mother delivered a  6 lb 12 oz baby.  16 months later she birthed a 7 lb 15 oz baby totally drug free.

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 February 10, 2010  Cesarean, OB 23 Responses »
Feb 102010
 

“Well, you came to the hospital to make sure you’d have this kind of thing available, so why don’t you just go ahead and make use of it? Why else would you be here?” – CNM trying to convince a mother to have an internal fetal monitor placed  because the mom’s movements during labor were shifting the external monitor sensors. Baby was born less than 30 minutes after mom refused the internal monitor.

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Feb 092010
 

“Gravity doesn’t help with birth because if it did, babies would be falling out everywhere.” -OB to mother.

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 February 9, 2010  birth, OB 30 Responses »
Feb 092010
 

“Well she may not have a penis, but she has a real nice place to put one.”  -OB to a father who was upset that the baby was a girl.

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 February 9, 2010  birth 65 Responses »