Nov 142009
 

“Oh no, she can’t have anything to eat! If she needs an emergency cesarean and has to be put under general anesthesia, she could aspirate and die!!” -L&D nurse’

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Nov 132009
 

“A birth plan?! That’s a ticket to a Cesarean! A birth plan is the kiss of death!” -OB to mother at a prenatal visit. Mother immediately switched to a midwife

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 November 13, 2009  Birth Plan, OB, prenatal 8 Responses »
Nov 132009
 

“Now you’ve contaminated my glove and the baby’s head. Stop pushing, I need to change my gloves.” -OB to mother who touched her own baby’s head after her perineum had been washed with antiseptic.

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 November 13, 2009  birth, OB, pushing 10 Responses »
Nov 122009
 

“If you think you want to experience unnecessary pain for fun, you just need to do more research.”- OB said to 20 wk mom-to-be when she mentioned not wanting an epidural. Mother changed to a CNM after that visit.

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 November 12, 2009  Birth Plan, CNM, epidural, OB 5 Responses »
Nov 122009
 

“Oh, your baby is too big to breastfeed, you’ll never make enough milk for him.” -OB

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 November 12, 2009  breastfeeding, OB 26 Responses »
Nov 112009
 

“I’m going to go home to have a nice dinner after this. Steak! Mmmm…” -OB to mother, while seated between her legs with mother in lithotomy position waiting for nurse to enter the room before pushing her baby out.

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 November 11, 2009  OB, pushing, vagina 1 Response »
Nov 112009
 

“Wait! Don’t push! We’re not ready!” -OB to mother after breaking her water at 8cm, in order to “speed things up” after mother was at the hospital only two hours. Mother immediately was pushing out her baby!

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 November 11, 2009  AROM, OB, pushing 4 Responses »
Nov 102009
 

“You can attempt to breastfeed, however all there is right now is colostrum and that’s not good, so we’ll get you some formula.” -OB Resident to new mother

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 November 10, 2009  breastfeeding, OB 23 Responses »
Nov 102009
 

“The Doctor won’t know which way to rotate the shoulders in the hands and knees position.” -L&D nurse to mother, asking the mother to change positions.

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 November 10, 2009  L&D Nurse, OB, pushing 4 Responses »
Nov 092009
 

“Well if it becomes a problem, we can always put the fluid back in.” -OB telling mother that he HAD to break her water, and mom asked, “Isn’t the fluid important to protect the baby?”

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 November 9, 2009  AROM, OB 4 Responses »