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 »
Dec 032009
 

“You are young, you’re fit, you’re healthy. Textbook cases are never textbook. You will end up with a cesarean.” -OB

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 December 3, 2009  OB 12 Responses »
Dec 022009
 

“He’s much too big to be breastfed!”- Pediatrician to mother at 2 week visit, telling her that her baby who weighed 10 1/2 lbs at birth required supplementation with artificial breastmilk.

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Dec 012009
 

“Now, that wasn’t so bad, was it? ” -OB, to mother after cesarean who vomited throughout the procedure due to anesthesia, couldn’t get out of bed for 18 hours, was numb from the waist down and was separated from her baby who was cared for in the nursery.

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 December 1, 2009  Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »
Nov 302009
 

“Your body is telling you that you aren’t supposed to be breastfeeding.” -OB to mother after her third incidence of mastitis at a postpartum visit.

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 November 30, 2009  breastfeeding, OB 10 Responses »
Nov 302009
 

“If you don’t let me do an episiotomy, we will just have to do a cesarean section…” -Provider to mother as the baby was crowning.

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 November 30, 2009  birth 18 Responses »
Nov 292009
 

“Natural childbirth isn’t realistic for most women” -Nurse explaining why they refer their patients to in-house childbirth classes instead of independent Lamaze classes.

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 November 29, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse 8 Responses »
Nov 292009
 

“Hmmmm…I didn’t think we’d be doing this vaginally today.” OB to mother after a gaggle of nurses had been helping her to push productively for 2 hours.

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 November 29, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse, OB, pushing 5 Responses »
Nov 282009
 

“Well, just be sure you don’t breastfeed any longer than six months at most. You won’t be happy with the shape of your breasts if you do.” -OB on learning that mother planned on extended breastfeeding

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 November 28, 2009  breastfeeding, OB 12 Responses »