Nov 262009
 

“You simply have bad eggs! We know it’s not your husband, he’s a good man. Don’t you have any sisters that can donate an egg or two to you?” -Reproductive Endocrinologist to mother during consultation when all tests showed both mother and father had no identifiable problems that might be causing their infertility.

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 November 26, 2009  birth, Gyn 6 Responses »
Nov 252009
 

“Let’s do an exam and see where this baby’s head is.” L&D nurse to a mother in active labor carrying a known breech baby.

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 November 25, 2009  breech, L&D Nurse 11 Responses »
Nov 252009
 

“Yes, there are babies who were born at home safely, but they are the ones who would have been OK anyway.” -OB to mother during visit where she informed him that she was changing providers and having a homebirth.

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 November 25, 2009  Home Birth, OB 9 Responses »
Nov 242009
 

“Oh, its okay, well sew you new butthole” -OB to mother who suffered a 4th degree tear

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 November 24, 2009  birth, Birth Trauma, OB 8 Responses »
Nov 242009
 

“The baby went out with the medical waste.” -Nurse informing mother about what happened to her baby after a D&E for fetal demise at 16 weeks.

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 November 24, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse, pregnancy loss 36 Responses »
Nov 232009
 

“it is illegal for us to leave a baby unwashed.” -L&D Nurse to mother who did not want her newborn bathed.

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 November 23, 2009  Birth Plan, L&D Nurse, newborn 12 Responses »
Nov 232009
 

“You’ll really like these stirrups for pushing and the baby will go over your tail bone better” -L&D Nurse telling mother she needed to be flat on her back and in stirrups.

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 November 23, 2009  L&D Nurse, pushing 8 Responses »
Nov 222009
 

“You can tell your family and your doula to be quiet, but I’m your nurse. I’m going to tell you what to do and you have to listen. You don’t know what you’re doing, you have to listen to me if you want to get this baby out.” -L&D Nurse to patient who asked if the people in the room could be quiet.

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 November 22, 2009  L&D Nurse 7 Responses »
Nov 222009
 

“You don’t want to hold her, she will get you all dirty, we’ll clean her up first.” -Provider responding to mother reaching for her baby in order to hold her immediately after birth.

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 November 22, 2009  birth, vagina 7 Responses »
Nov 212009
 

“Do you want a cesarean?” -Nurse to mother who declined a vaginal exam during her 41 week penatal appointment.

“Really, a cesarean, for not having a prenatal vaginal exam?” asked the mother.

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 November 21, 2009  Cesarean, L&D Nurse, prenatal, vagina 1 Response »