Oct 032009
 

“It worked for the last lady who was in here.” – OB to laboring mother when she requested remaining on all fours to birth as she’d been doing for the last hour and OB wanted her on her back.

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 October 3, 2009  OB, pushing 3 Responses »
Oct 032009
 

“Well, we can break your water and have a baby, or you can stay pregnant forever.” -OB who ruptured a patient’s membranes without permission, during an induction, while mom was at 2 cm.

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 October 3, 2009  AROM, induction, OB 5 Responses »
Oct 022009
 

“I’m glad I had Cesareans with my kids!” -OB to patient as she is finishing a pelvic exam at the postpartum appointment.

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 October 2, 2009  OB, vagina 8 Responses »
Oct 022009
 

“Because I can see it right there” – CNM when asked why she was going to rupture the bag of waters.

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 October 2, 2009  AROM, CNM, Midwife 4 Responses »
Oct 012009
 

“Push! Don’t make me cut an episiotomy! Push!” – CNM to mom after
pushing for 30 minutes.

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 October 1, 2009  CNM, episiotomy, Midwife, pushing 4 Responses »
Oct 012009
 

“No, you can not squat. I need my visual. On your back is best for me.” -OB

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 October 1, 2009  OB, pushing 10 Responses »
Sep 302009
 

“Well, you certainly have the equipment for it!” -OB to large breasted patient, when she told him she was planning to breastfeed.

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 September 30, 2009  breastfeeding, OB 4 Responses »
Sep 302009
 

“You know you like pain, don’t you?” -CNM to client during vaginal exam.

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 September 30, 2009  CNM 5 Responses »
Sep 292009
 

“What are you drinking?” CNM to client calling in with regular contractions at 34 weeks.

“Juice and water” -Client replied.

“How much do you weigh?” -CNM asked.

“160 pounds” -Client replied.

“You should not be drinking any juice, you are very overweight!”-CNM commented.

“I am 6′ 3″” -Client replied.

“Height doesn’t matter!” CNM replied.

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 September 29, 2009  birth, CNM 10 Responses »
Sep 292009
 

“Uh…you can only see one of those in a museum!” -OB when asked by patient to use a fetoscope instead of a doppler when listening for fetal heart tones during a prenatal visit.

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 September 29, 2009  OB, prenatal 12 Responses »