Dec 182009
 

“If women were meant to give birth on the floor, you would still be doing it in the bush in the middle of nowhere, now get up on the bed.” -OB to a woman laboring on her hands and knees on a mat on the ground.

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 December 18, 2009  OB, pushing 8 Responses »
Dec 182009
 

“What the hell is wrong with you?? You let me check you earlier!”- OB to mother, shoving her legs aside while attempting to break her water at 1.5 cm dilation. Mother was moaning and upset at the pain.

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 December 18, 2009  AROM, birth, OB, vagina 39 Responses »
Dec 182009
 

“Childbirth doesn’t have to be barbaric, sweetie. TRUST ME. You’ll want the drugs.” -OB

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 December 18, 2009  epidural, OB 45 Responses »
Dec 172009
 

“Get with it.” -OB leaning on mother’s leg and sighing loudly, while mother struggled to push baby out after many hours of labor.

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 December 17, 2009  OB, pushing 3 Responses »
Dec 172009
 

“I see that you’re seeing a midwife and planning a homebirth.” -OB, who then turns to the nurse and says…”We’ll need a full prenatal workup since she’s not had any prenatal care.”

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 December 17, 2009  Home Birth, Midwife, OB, prenatal 28 Responses »
Dec 162009
 

“If I were fishing…I’d throw him back!” -Health Care Provider to mother who just birthed a 4 pound 9 ounce baby boy.

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 December 16, 2009  birth 9 Responses »
Dec 162009
 

“What A Huge Head.”- L&D nurse announced to the room during crowning of baby.

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 December 16, 2009  L&D Nurse, pushing 3 Responses »
Dec 162009
 

“I have to break your water now. You can’t push without breaking the water, or you will get an amniotic fluid embolism. That is universally fatal and you will die.” -OB

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 December 16, 2009  AROM, birth, OB 13 Responses »
Dec 152009
 

“We call the OB when you are dilated to 8cm.” -L&D Nurse to mother who begged for the OB to be called. At last check mother was 4cm. Baby was born soon after on the unprepared bed with the nurses in the room not looking. The nurses then argued over the time of birth. The OB arrived six minutes later.

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 December 15, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse 34 Responses »
Dec 152009
 

At 12 week prenatal appointment;

OB: “So, are you reading books about birth?”
Mother: “Yes, I am…”
OB: “Well, don’t bother, nobody has any control over labor, least of all the laboring woman. Just leave it all up to me, and I’ll take good care of you.”

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 December 15, 2009  Birth Plan, OB, prenatal 17 Responses »