Dec 042009
 

“Well, how big is your husband?” – midwife to client after client inquired about how uncomfortable it is to get a GBS swab test.

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 December 4, 2009  Midwife, prenatal 10 Responses »
Dec 042009
 

“I’m sorry, but your questions are far too informed. You are too knowledgeable. I can’t answer your questions for you… I will book you in with the head of anesthesia for you to talk to. May be they can answer some questions for you.” -OB to mother inquiring about pain medication options during her upcoming twin birth.

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Dec 032009
 

“You can’t be with your baby ALL the time!” -Nurse to mother requesting to room in with her baby.

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 December 3, 2009  Birth Plan, L&D Nurse 26 Responses »
Dec 032009
 

“You are young, you’re fit, you’re healthy. Textbook cases are never textbook. You will end up with a cesarean.” -OB

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 December 3, 2009  OB 12 Responses »
Dec 022009
 

“He’s much too big to be breastfed!”- Pediatrician to mother at 2 week visit, telling her that her baby who weighed 10 1/2 lbs at birth required supplementation with artificial breastmilk.

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Dec 012009
 

“Now, that wasn’t so bad, was it? ” -OB, to mother after cesarean who vomited throughout the procedure due to anesthesia, couldn’t get out of bed for 18 hours, was numb from the waist down and was separated from her baby who was cared for in the nursery.

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 December 1, 2009  Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »
Nov 302009
 

“Your body is telling you that you aren’t supposed to be breastfeeding.” -OB to mother after her third incidence of mastitis at a postpartum visit.

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 November 30, 2009  breastfeeding, OB 10 Responses »
Nov 302009
 

“If you don’t let me do an episiotomy, we will just have to do a cesarean section…” -Provider to mother as the baby was crowning.

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 November 30, 2009  birth 18 Responses »
Nov 292009
 

“Natural childbirth isn’t realistic for most women” -Nurse explaining why they refer their patients to in-house childbirth classes instead of independent Lamaze classes.

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 November 29, 2009  birth, L&D Nurse 8 Responses »