Sep 282009
 

“it’s either an emergency Cesarean or you can lie here and watch your baby die”. -OB to mom being told she needed immediate surgery. Mom asked for one more vaginal check in the OR, and pushed her baby out vaginally before the surgery could be started.

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 September 28, 2009  Cesarean, OB 3 Responses »
Sep 272009
 

“Well, we typically don’t perform episiotomies. If the situation warrants considering one, we usually just mention it and the baby is born before we have to do more than threaten.” -Midwife to potential client during interview.

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 September 27, 2009  episiotomy, Midwife 10 Responses »
Sep 272009
 

“If the baby ain’t coming out, the baby ain’t coming out.” -OB explaining the need for a Cesarean to a mom who was given 4 hours to dilate past 4 cm.

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 September 27, 2009  birth, OB 2 Responses »
Sep 262009
 

“You can’t walk around 4 cm dilated! Your uterus might fall out!” — OB Nurse to a 2nd time mom being pressured to induce because she was dilated 4 cm and NOT in labor.

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 September 26, 2009  induction, L&D Nurse 12 Responses »
Sep 262009
 

“It cannot be twins as you did not do fertility treatments.” -OB to mom at 15 week appointment after mom was measuring large and told OB she suspected twins. PS: Twins!

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 September 26, 2009  OB 5 Responses »
Sep 252009
 

“If your son does not eat within six hours of birth, we will have to call Child Protective Services.”-Postpartum Nurse to new mom struggling with breastfeeding, one hour after birth.

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 September 25, 2009  breastfeeding, L&D Nurse 21 Responses »
Sep 252009
 

“You need to shower three times a day to avoid infection, and also shower every time you poop… you should shower every time you poop anyway for good hygiene as a woman.”-CNM to mother postpartum.

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 September 25, 2009  CNM 9 Responses »
Sep 242009
 

“Do you know who the father is or was this a one night thing?”-OB to young mom during her first OB appointment.

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 September 24, 2009  Age, OB 21 Responses »
Sep 242009
 

“Well, when your daughter goes to kindergarten, we want her to be riding the long bus, don’t we?” -Midwife to client recommending a Cesarean to a mom “stuck” at 8 cm.

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 September 24, 2009  Cesarean, CNM, labor, Midwife 13 Responses »
Sep 232009
 

“Are you a smoker? You push like one. If you can’t hold your breathe longer, we’re going to be here all day.” -L&D nurse after mom pushes twice.

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 September 23, 2009  L&D Nurse, pushing 2 Responses »