Jan 312010
 
“I don’t like the looks of them.  You will never breastfeed.” – Lactation consultant to mother, helping her breastfeed 12 hours after birth.  Mother went on to breastfeed exclusively for 12 months.
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Jan 302010
 

“Oh, don’t worry.  We don’t test for drugs.” -OB response to mother asking why they screen her urine during prenatal check-ups.”

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 January 30, 2010  OB, prenatal 11 Responses »
Jan 302010
 
“If you are on your hands and knees, I won’t be able to tell where the baby is coming from.” -OB Resident to laboring mother.
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 January 30, 2010  OB, pushing 34 Responses »
Jan 292010
 
“You want a natural birth? Maybe God’s trying to tell you something. Maybe He doesnt want you to have a large family.” -OB to mother who did not want another cesarean after her two prior cesarean births.
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 January 29, 2010  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 16 Responses »
Jan 292010
 
“Why don’t you want another cesarean section? You’ve had two already and obviously they turned out just fine.” -OB Resident to mother planning to have a vaginal birth after two cesareans.
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 January 29, 2010  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 12 Responses »
Jan 282010
 

“Your body was made to do this…you could even birth a 10 pounder! Don’t let your tiny frame fool you!”  – Midwife to mother at a prenatal appointment.

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Jan 282010
 

“Just calling to check and see how you’re processing all this?”- midwife calling mother at home in the evening, after the mother had found out earlier that day at her 20 week ultrasound that she was carrying twins.  The midwife had already spent the better part of the day with her, helping her to wrap her brain around it.

The twins were born successfully at home in May of 2008 at 39 weeks gestation.

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Jan 272010
 
“Well, in my experience, women with a BMI higher than 26 tend to have cervixes that won’t dilate without chemical induction.” – CNM to overweight woman.
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Jan 272010
 
“Don’t worry, there wasn’t really a baby there.” -OB to mother who was crying and upset over an early miscarriage.
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 January 27, 2010  OB, pregnancy loss 110 Responses »