Nov 092009
 

“Do you smell that? That’s your flesh burning.” -Anesthesiologist to mother during a cesarean after she expressed her fear of the anesthesia not working.

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 November 9, 2009  anesthesiologist, Cesarean 6 Responses »
Nov 082009
 

“We need to monitor you while the cervadil is in just in case we blow up your uterus.” L&D Nurse to mom undergoing induction.

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 November 8, 2009  induction, L&D Nurse 12 Responses »
Nov 082009
 

“Your braxton hicks are more painful than an average woman because you have had a previous cesarean.” -OB

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 November 8, 2009  Cesarean, OB, VBAC 1 Response »
Nov 072009
 

“Never in my 20 years of being a midwife, have I seen a woman with blood pressure like yours not be induced before labor starts.” -Certified Nurse Midwife to client whose labor started spontaneously and who did not have clinically diagnosable case of pregnancy-induced hypertension.

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 November 7, 2009  CNM, induction 11 Responses »
Nov 072009
 

“Let me finish this paperwork first, and then I’ll check you.” L&D nurse after mother tried to get the nurse’s attention to inform her that the baby was about to be born.

When she finally did come to check on me, my baby was crowning and she went into panic mode.

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 November 7, 2009  L&D Nurse, pushing 7 Responses »
Nov 062009
 

“Oh well, it’s a trophy from the birth.” – Family Practice Doctor commenting on a hole in her patient’s labia that was not repaired by the OB during the patient’s last birth.

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 November 6, 2009  birth, Family Practice Doc 9 Responses »
Nov 062009
 

“Patients like you tie our hands behind our backs, why did you come to me if you didn’t want my help? You should have gone to a midwife.” -OB during discussion at 36 weeks about mother’s desire for intervention free birth.

“I took his advice and switched, at 36 weeks, to a midwife.”

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 November 6, 2009  Birth Plan, Midwife, OB 13 Responses »
Nov 052009
 

“You can say you are not going to sue me, but you might, so I really need to talk you into a cesarean section.” -OB to patient after ultrasound predicted a large baby and doctor was recommending a planned cesarean.

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 November 5, 2009  Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »
Nov 052009
 

“You’re making too much noise- You’ll scare the other women in labor here who can hear you.” -Care Provider

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 November 5, 2009  birth, labor 15 Responses »
Nov 042009
 

“Ah…I hope your husband isn’t a large man, if you know what I mean. I might have sewed you up a little too tight.” -OB to patient during a six week postpartum exam. Mother stated she had painful penetration for more than a year after that birth.

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 November 4, 2009  OB, vagina 7 Responses »