Apr 052014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“No! You can labor in the tub but your baby will drown if you give birth in the tub.”

- OB to mother when she inquired about water birth.

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 April 5, 2014  OB, water birth 33 Responses »
Apr 042014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“You can accept pitocin or I can wheel you into the OR. It’s your choice. I’ll be back in one hour.”

- OB to mother during an induction.

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 April 4, 2014  birth, induction, OB, pitocin 28 Responses »
Apr 032014
 

ThoughtfulThursday ”I know you don’t feel like the labor’s been long enough for this, but give pushing a try for the next couple of contractions and we’ll see how you go.”

- Midwife to a mother who had only been in labor a very short while.

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Apr 032014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Sounds like you’re getting ready to push! I’ll call the doctor.”

- L&D Nurse when mom, who had been napping, sat up and said she felt like throwing up. Baby was born 15 minutes later.

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Apr 032014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“You did great! You should be proud of yourself. You did a huge thing today!”

- L&D Nurse after she drew the blood of a severely needle phobic mother without shaming or rushing her. 

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Apr 022014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“Wow, your navel is really far from your public bone!”

- Midwife to a tall mother, at every prenatal visit.

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 April 2, 2014  Midwife, prenatal 13 Responses »
Apr 022014
 

MOSWNoOtherText“If you don’t let us induce you, your baby will die!”

– Nurse Practitioner to mother at 42 weeks 2 days.

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Apr 022014
 

Breastfeeding“No, we can’t use a cup or syringe. She has to drink at least two ounces of formula through a bottle.”

 - Lactation consultant to a mother less than half an hour after birth and only ten minutes of nursing when the baby tested slightly low for blood sugar. The mother asked if they could at least use a cup or syringe to avoid nipple confusion.

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Apr 012014
 

Labor“I didn’t think you’d feel it.”

- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother, after the mother severely startled when the midwife, without speaking, inserted her fingers for a vaginal exam from behind, while the mother, with an epidural, lay on her side away from the midwife.

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Apr 012014
 

Cesareans“Oh, by the way, if this doesn’t work, we’ll have to do a cesarean section.”

- OB to mother immediately before applying a vacuum to the baby’s head.

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 April 1, 2014  Cesarean, OB 7 Responses »