Sep 112009
 

“Your pelvis is completely flat!!” -Family Practice Doctor to a VBAC mom, on why she cannot deliver vaginally.

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 September 11, 2009  Family Practice Doc, pelvis, VBAC 3 Responses »
Sep 112009
 

“I don’t know what you think you know or what you’ve read, but gravity has nothing to do with a baby coming out.” -OB when asked by mom what position would allow gravity to help.

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 September 11, 2009  birth, OB 7 Responses »
Sep 112009
 

“You have perfect nipples! For breastfeeding, I mean…” -CNM to new mom shortly after birth!

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 September 11, 2009  breastfeeding, CNM 8 Responses »
Sep 112009
 

“Are you kidding? I am an expert…I’ve been sucking on those things for years!” -Male Nurse after responding to request for lactation help from new mom, who asked him to find a female nurse who might know more about breastfeeding.

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Sep 102009
 

“Pitocin doesn’t cause unnatural contractions. It causes REAL contractions.”

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 September 10, 2009  birth, pitocin 6 Responses »
Sep 102009
 

“If I were having a baby, this is how I’d want to do it.” -Male OB to patient after her cesarean surgery.

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 September 10, 2009  Cesarean, OB 3 Responses »
Sep 102009
 

“Your water has broken and we need to do a cesarean section. Believe me, you don’t want to experience a dry birth since your water is gone”. -OB

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 September 10, 2009  Cesarean, OB 9 Responses »
Sep 102009
 

“If you hold the baby up too high all the baby’s blood will run back into mom.” -OB explaining why immediate cord clamping is needed.

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 September 10, 2009  OB, placenta, Third Stage 13 Responses »
Sep 102009
 

“We’ve got to get this going if I’m ever going to be back to my office in time for my new furniture delivery.” -OB over open belly in the OR.

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 September 10, 2009  Cesarean, OB 2 Responses »
Sep 092009
 

“If we give you an ultrasound will you stop calling?” -OB to mom calling to report heavy bleeding at 8 weeks of pregnancy.

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 September 9, 2009  OB, pregnancy loss 5 Responses »