Feb 032010
 

“That’s the first epidural I’ve ever done without my glasses on.” Anesthesiologist while borrowing glasses from the midwife to fill out paperwork.

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 February 3, 2010  anesthesiologist, epidural 23 Responses »
Feb 032010
 

L&D Nurse: “Did you take any childbirth classes?”
Mother: “No”
L&D Nurse: “Good. Then we don’t have any bad habits to break!”

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Feb 022010
 

“Labor ward should be called constipation ward…nothing is moving.” -OB on rounds

(sent in from OB student in Australia, and called the OB the registrar, so I hope it is “translated” right.)

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 February 2, 2010  birth, OB 10 Responses »
Feb 022010
 

“I told the nurse to let you do whatever you want because you will be a cesarean either way.” -OB to mother who refused pitocin after 4 hours of labor.

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 February 2, 2010  Cesarean, OB 15 Responses »
Feb 022010
 

“You are not getting credit for your contractions…we need to break your water.” -L&D Nurse to mother ten minutes before she birthed her baby in the caul.

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 February 2, 2010  AROM, L&D Nurse 1 Response »
Feb 012010
 

“I’ll save you the trip to the lactation consultant. Just feed her when she’s hungry.” -Public Health Nurse to mother concerned about her 4 month old’s lack of weight gain.

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Feb 012010
 

“You are not getting credit for your contractions…we need to break your water.” -L&D Nurse to mother ten minutes before she birthed her baby in the caul.

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 February 1, 2010  AROM, L&D Nurse 13 Responses »
Feb 012010
 

“Nobody really wants to wait around for a VBAC labor to go wrong- we have other women to tend to. And with that said, we’re really not equipped to handle a VBAC that goes wrong if the uterus ruptures”  -OB during when asked why the hospital had a VBAC ban in place.

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 February 1, 2010  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 20 Responses »
Feb 012010
 

“You don’t know how labor will “pan-out” so keep an open mind.” – OB during prenatal for first time mother when she expressed a desire for a natural birth.

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 February 1, 2010  OB, prenatal 10 Responses »
Jan 312010
 
“It’s good that you are having twins, because if one dies, you’ll still have a baby.” – OB to mother during second trimester ultrasound, where it was revealed that the mother was carrying twins.
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