Jun 172014
 

Pushing“No! Babies can’t come out in that position.”

- L&D Nurse to mother who wanted to be in a squat pushing.

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 June 17, 2014  L&D Nurse, pushing 21 Responses »
Jun 162014
 

Pushing“That is a huge head!”

- OB commenting to mother during pushing.

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 June 16, 2014  Big Baby, OB, pushing 7 Responses »
Jun 162014
 

Pushing“I don’t care what you want, I am cutting.”

- OB to mother who stated that she did not want an episiotomy and preferred to tear.

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 June 16, 2014  episiotomy, OB 26 Responses »
Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“I want you to know that I may have to do a vertical incision to get the baby out. I know you will want a VBAC next time, so I will try my best to do a horizontal incision.”

- OB right before an emergency cesarean section at 35 weeks due to pre-eclampsia. 

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Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“If we lower the bottom half of the bed as far as possible and you kneel or stand on it, technically you are *in* the bed.”

L&D Nurse manager helping mother find a way around the hospital’s insistence that she be *in* bed to give birth when she preferred to stand.

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Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of him, you get some sleep.”

- Postpartum nurse to mother who was crying while struggling with pumping and feeding and soothing her newborn who was born with a cleft palate and could not nurse.

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Jun 122014
 

ThoughtfulThursday“Oh! No one does those anymore!”

- OB to mother when the mother shared during pushing that she did not want an episiotomy.

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 June 12, 2014  episiotomy, OB, pushing 7 Responses »
Jun 112014
 

Labor“You aren’t going to have that baby here are you?”

- Pediatrician to mother experiencing braxton hicks contractions while full term.  Mother was there with another child.

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 June 11, 2014  pediatrician 29 Responses »
Jun 112014
 

Epidurals “I do not understand why any woman would want to go through natural childbirth. I never have and I never will.”

- OB to mother.

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 June 11, 2014  epidural, OB 55 Responses »
Jun 102014
 

Infertility“Wow, you’ve got a really high cervix! Even after you push these two out, there’s no way it’ll prolapse!”

- OB to mother in stirrups during the placement of two IVF embryos.

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 June 10, 2014  Infertility, OB 6 Responses »