Oct 112009
 

“You gambled, and you won this time.” -OB to partner after mother had a vaginal birth while being prepped for a Cesarean, after being told all day all the things that will be wrong with their baby for not consenting to surgery sooner.

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 October 11, 2009  birth, Cesarean, OB 2 Responses »
Oct 112009
 

“…Because your cervix is lousy.” -OB to mom not in labor at 40 weeks, explaining why an induction is necessary, after a vaginal exam indicated no dilation.

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 October 11, 2009  birth, induction, OB 3 Responses »
Oct 102009
 

“Your baby could end up being retarded if we don’t do this test”. L&D Nurse upon being asked why a blood sugar test was necessary for a healthy newborn.

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 October 10, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse 3 Responses »
Oct 102009
 

“Don’t let her suck on your finger, just force her to the breast while her mouth is open mid-scream.” -Lactation Consultant to mother calming her baby for breastfeeding by letting her suck on her finger.

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Oct 092009
 

“Holy Sheep Shit, Batman!” -OB Specialist to mother after reading a late third trimester ultrasound documenting the baby’s head measurements.

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 October 9, 2009  birth, OB 4 Responses »
Oct 092009
 

“Well, its like putting chopped meat back together!” -OB to mother when mother asked how bad she had torn during birth.

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 October 9, 2009  birth, OB, vagina 2 Responses »
Oct 082009
 

No, we prefer you be surprised like the rest of us!” -Anesthesiologist to mother returning from cesarean surgery, when she asked him if she should expect throw up again, as she had done repeatedly during the operation.

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Oct 082009
 

“There really isn’t any reason to. We don’t read it and we will do whatever we think is best during birth”. -OB to mother when she wanted to discuss writing her birth plan.

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 October 8, 2009  birth, Birth Plan, OB 5 Responses »
Oct 072009
 

“I can either do surgery now or later.”- OB telling mother if she had a vaginal birth, that she would need reconstructive surgery to fix all of the damage that would be done.

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 October 7, 2009  birth, Cesarean, OB 5 Responses »
Oct 072009
 

“I can’t wait to do a vaginal exam on her!” -OB to nurses at L&D nurses station, before entering the hospital room of a very attractive patient, in order to examine her.

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 October 7, 2009  birth, OB, vagina 13 Responses »