Dec 092009
 

“I am not delivering your baby unless you get an epidural because you are hysterical.” -OB to a vocalizing unmedicated mother at 7 cm.

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 December 9, 2009  birth, epidural, OB 11 Responses »
Dec 092009
 

“You should know that with babies born at this gestational age, there is a 100% survival rate!” -OB, during a routine 28 week prenatal appointment.

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 December 9, 2009  OB, prenatal 18 Responses »
Dec 082009
 

“Stop pushing. Dad can’t just catch the baby! The doctor has to be here for that!” -L&D Nurse to mother after the baby’s head was delivered into Dad’s hands, and about 10 minutes before the OB made it to the room

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 December 8, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse 19 Responses »
Dec 082009
 

“You are going to have to let me check you if you want this baby to come
out.” – L&D Nurse to mom while trying to check cervix in the middle of a
contraction during the transition stage.

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 December 8, 2009  L&D Nurse, vagina 14 Responses »
Dec 072009
 

“Couldn’t keep your hands off your hottie wife, could you?” – OB to husband during an “invasive” prenatal exam.

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 December 7, 2009  OB, prenatal 7 Responses »
Dec 072009
 

“Welcome to the tight vagina club.” -OB to mother during prep for an unplanned cesarean section.

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 December 7, 2009  Cesarean, OB, vagina 23 Responses »
Dec 062009
 

” Oh honey, she can’t possibly be close to having her baby, her water hasn’t even broken yet. Why don’t you go wait in the waiting room and we’ll call you when we have her all ready” -L&D nurse said to doula.

A few minutes later, L&D nurse comes running out to waiting room “Honey, honey, hurry up, you’re going to miss the birth!!!”

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 December 6, 2009  L&D Nurse, labor 13 Responses »
Dec 062009
 

“Some people smoke their entire lives and never get cancer, but that does not mean smoking is okay.” -OB to mother after she gave birth at 42 weeks to a healthy baby after being pressured by OB to induce at 41 weeks.

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 December 6, 2009  induction, OB 18 Responses »
Dec 052009
 

“You need a cesarean because everybody is already here!” -OB to mom explaining to her one of the reasons that she needed surgery after being on pitocin for 12 hours and “still” only at 3-4 cm dilated.

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 December 5, 2009  Cesarean, OB 11 Responses »
Dec 052009
 

“No one likes wearing gumboots*, they are sloppy and uncomfortable…. that’s why we put in the extra stitch, your husband will thank me.” -OB to woman who just birthed her second baby and was being sutured for a tear.

* Gumboots; an Australian term for rainboots.

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 December 5, 2009  OB, vagina 12 Responses »