Sep 192009
 

“You can’t deliver on hands and knees because that is backwards…and it will confuse the baby.” -L&D Nurse

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 September 19, 2009  L&D Nurse, pushing 13 Responses »
Sep 182009
 

“Epidurals are perfectly safe, otherwise we wouldn’t do them.” -Anesthesiologist to mother just after she signed a consent form and asked about risks.

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 September 18, 2009  anesthesiologist, epidural 5 Responses »
Sep 182009
 

“So…what do you want me to do about it?” – OB over the phone, when contacted after hours 1 month after cesarean, about possible infection.

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 September 18, 2009  Cesarean, OB 1 Response »
Sep 172009
 

“You can either tear or I can cut you. No first time moms can deliver without one or the other. You choose.” -OB

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 September 17, 2009  episiotomy, OB, pushing 13 Responses »
Sep 172009
 

“You’re too short – you’ll need a cesarean section.” -OB to 5’2″ woman

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 September 17, 2009  Cesarean, OB 21 Responses »
Sep 162009
 

“That’s not the way we do things here!” -CNM after being asked if mom could get a second opinion before transfer to the OR for a cesarean for Failure To Progress.

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 September 16, 2009  CNM 2 Responses »
Sep 162009
 

“Ï really have no idea how many cesareans I do…I don’t keep track…the midwives do most of the vaginal births.” -OB

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 September 16, 2009  Cesarean, OB 9 Responses »
Sep 152009
 

“Did you sign the VBAC waiver? You know… the scary one that says you could die?” -L&D nurse to VBAC mother while she’s pushing.

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Sep 152009
 

“Listen, if you don’t trust me to make decisions, you need to find another Doctor.”- OB to patient when asked about flexibility around options for delivery.

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 September 15, 2009  Birth Plan, OB 10 Responses »
Sep 142009
 

“Well, you wanted a natural birth” -OB to mom as she was stitching her tear with NO lidocaine.

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 September 14, 2009  CNM, vagina 15 Responses »