Dec 082009
 

“You are going to have to let me check you if you want this baby to come
out.” – L&D Nurse to mom while trying to check cervix in the middle of a
contraction during the transition stage.

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 December 8, 2009  L&D Nurse, vagina 14 Responses »
Dec 072009
 

“Couldn’t keep your hands off your hottie wife, could you?” – OB to husband during an “invasive” prenatal exam.

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 December 7, 2009  OB, prenatal 7 Responses »
Dec 072009
 

“Welcome to the tight vagina club.” -OB to mother during prep for an unplanned cesarean section.

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 December 7, 2009  Cesarean, OB, vagina 21 Responses »
Dec 062009
 

” Oh honey, she can’t possibly be close to having her baby, her water hasn’t even broken yet. Why don’t you go wait in the waiting room and we’ll call you when we have her all ready” -L&D nurse said to doula.

A few minutes later, L&D nurse comes running out to waiting room “Honey, honey, hurry up, you’re going to miss the birth!!!”

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 December 6, 2009  L&D Nurse, labor 13 Responses »
Dec 062009
 

“Some people smoke their entire lives and never get cancer, but that does not mean smoking is okay.” -OB to mother after she gave birth at 42 weeks to a healthy baby after being pressured by OB to induce at 41 weeks.

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 December 6, 2009  induction, OB 18 Responses »
Dec 052009
 

“You need a cesarean because everybody is already here!” -OB to mom explaining to her one of the reasons that she needed surgery after being on pitocin for 12 hours and “still” only at 3-4 cm dilated.

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 December 5, 2009  Cesarean, OB 11 Responses »
Dec 052009
 

“No one likes wearing gumboots*, they are sloppy and uncomfortable…. that’s why we put in the extra stitch, your husband will thank me.” -OB to woman who just birthed her second baby and was being sutured for a tear.

* Gumboots; an Australian term for rainboots.

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 December 5, 2009  OB, vagina 12 Responses »
Dec 042009
 

“Well, how big is your husband?” – midwife to client after client inquired about how uncomfortable it is to get a GBS swab test.

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 December 4, 2009  Midwife, prenatal 10 Responses »
Dec 042009
 

“I’m sorry, but your questions are far too informed. You are too knowledgeable. I can’t answer your questions for you… I will book you in with the head of anesthesia for you to talk to. May be they can answer some questions for you.” -OB to mother inquiring about pain medication options during her upcoming twin birth.

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Dec 032009
 

“You can’t be with your baby ALL the time!” -Nurse to mother requesting to room in with her baby.

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 December 3, 2009  Birth Plan, L&D Nurse 26 Responses »