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post #321 of 512
The oddest thing for me was the first labor I ever witnessed. It was my friends little sister. She was around 17 and was in a lot of pain. She was moaning and crying and her grandma came in to "comfort" her. Yeah, she sat by her bed and held her hind, gently stroking it while she whispered in her ear, "you play you pay, sweety, you play you pay" over and over again. nice.
post #322 of 512
During my induced labor with no pain meds, I was in the birthing tub. My dp was there and the contractions were BAD. But we were doing great, I was completely in my own head, eyes closed, breathing through my contractions. (two hours later, the story was much different, but at this point, i was a trooper) So my mom came in... apparently it was alittle too quiet in there for her because she started asking the most ridiculous questions.
"So..... does this bath heat the water up by itself"
dp- no
"so... like will you have to put warm water in it again once it gets cold?"
dp- yes
"well will she have to get out or can you drain while shes in there?"
ME - STOP TRYING TO FILL THE SILENCE! SHUT UP OR GET OUT!!!!!
dp- *giggle*

she got out..
post #323 of 512
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Originally Posted by PookieMom View Post
The oddest thing for me was the first labor I ever witnessed. It was my friends little sister. She was around 17 and was in a lot of pain. She was moaning and crying and her grandma came in to "comfort" her. Yeah, she sat by her bed and held her hind, gently stroking it while she whispered in her ear, "you play you pay, sweety, you play you pay" over and over again. nice.
Wow, that is disgusting.
post #324 of 512
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Originally Posted by PookieMom View Post
The oddest thing for me was the first labor I ever witnessed. It was my friends little sister. She was around 17 and was in a lot of pain. She was moaning and crying and her grandma came in to "comfort" her. Yeah, she sat by her bed and held her hind, gently stroking it while she whispered in her ear, "you play you pay, sweety, you play you pay" over and over again. nice.
Uh wow. I would have decked her and started whispering in her ear "You say that kind of #@$% to a labouring woman, you pay."
post #325 of 512
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Originally Posted by amitymama View Post
When I was approaching the birth centre desk to check in I stopped to have a contraction and then about one minute later, had to stop and have another one. The midwife rolled her eyes and said "Oh, come on now, that can't be another one already, you're probably 2cm at most." Turns out I was only 4cm but DD was posterior so that explained the cntx being so close together. Stupid cow. :
I can relate to that one! : I had a really long posterior labor and my contractions were on top of each other and very strong right from the beginning. Of course, none of the staff believed me. Yes, I'm just being dramatic here to make your day more difficult - it's my new hobby!
post #326 of 512
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Originally Posted by barefootpoetry View Post
I can relate to that one! : I had a really long posterior labor and my contractions were on top of each other and very strong right from the beginning. Of course, none of the staff believed me. Yes, I'm just being dramatic here to make your day more difficult - it's my new hobby!
: Dh kept saying well the contractions are close it must be any time now. ....................................16 hours later:
post #327 of 512
Let's see ... probably the resident who did a cervical check on me at the hospital. I did a natural birth in a hospital and worked with a doula. Resident charges in and announces she is going to break my bag of water. I informed her that no, no she wasn't breaking my bag of water, but she could examine me when I was ready. I was due for a contraction and started to have one when she was checking me. I yelled for her to get her hands out - NO NO NO OUT OUT OUT GET OUT is what I said. She looked positively disgusted. When I finished my contraction I told her to go ahead and resume the check, which she did in an extremely rough manner and it took her forever (my doula thinks this was purposeful, as she has never ever seen a longer cervical check in the 30 some years she has been involved with laboring women).

At the end of her cervical check, Resident tells me "you really need to get yourself under control.". Um, sure! My husband followed her out and told her under no circumstances was she permitted back in our room; if I needed to be checked, my doctor or the attending on duty would do so, and if she so much as stepped foot in the room, either he would escort her out, or security would.
post #328 of 512
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Originally Posted by merry-mary View Post
At the end of her cervical check, Resident tells me "you really need to get yourself under control.". Um, sure! My husband followed her out and told her under no circumstances was she permitted back in our room; if I needed to be checked, my doctor or the attending on duty would do so, and if she so much as stepped foot in the room, either he would escort her out, or security would.
I love your husband!!!!

PookieMom, that story just breaks my heart. I'm sure that's not what she was needing at that moment.
post #329 of 512
Me: UUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH it hurts it hurts it hurts.
L&D Nurse: SHUT UP. YOU CAN'T MAKE NOISE WHILE YOU PUSH.
post #330 of 512
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Originally Posted by ThisLove View Post
Me: UUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH it hurts it hurts it hurts.
L&D Nurse: SHUT UP. YOU CAN'T MAKE NOISE WHILE YOU PUSH.
i can't believe all of the horrible stories. It makes me so angry for you.
post #331 of 512
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Originally Posted by frontierpsych View Post
Uh wow. I would have decked her and started whispering in her ear "You say that kind of #@$% to a labouring woman, you pay."
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post #332 of 512
The only one I got is with my poor husband.

I had had an epidural and my legs were all numb and wobbly and not in my control.

Well, he was holding my right leg, and kept dropping it. And I'm looking at him with these death looks like, "wtf?" And he's looking at me, reading my face.

And he's starts saying something to the effect of "You're the one dropping your leg all over the place!"

And so my midwife looks at him like he's stupid and says, "Honey, she can't feel her legs! You have the hold them for her, she can't hold them up by herself!"

He's like, "...................oh."

Duh.
post #333 of 512
Not at the birth but later...

My friend was admiring my baby's round c-section head. I reminded her that he was a VBAC and she said "Oh, yeah. Well he was four weeks early so he probably just popped right out of there. He was really small!"

(He was six pounds.)
post #334 of 512
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Originally Posted by ThisLove View Post
Me: UUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGG GGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH it hurts it hurts it hurts.
L&D Nurse: SHUT UP. YOU CAN'T MAKE NOISE WHILE YOU PUSH.
What vocalization did you use for your next push? Maybe:
NURSE ____ IS A .
post #335 of 512
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Originally Posted by elisent View Post
Not at the birth but later...

My friend was admiring my baby's round c-section head. I reminded her that he was a VBAC and she said "Oh, yeah. Well he was four weeks early so he probably just popped right out of there. He was really small!"

(He was six pounds.)
Yep 6lbs is "really small" and 8lbs is "really big". Baby weight curves must have one heck of a peak at 7lbs.
post #336 of 512
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Originally Posted by honeydee View Post
Oh NO! What an a$$! So what did you say to him?
I don't remember now. I think I just sat there with my jaw in my lap and mumbled something about a shower curtain on the floor. To give him a bit of credit he was just worried and hoped he could scare me out of it but come on! :

When we transferred in I had to give a urine sample and as I was walking to the bathroom the hag nurse asked if my water had broken. I said no, but that it was bulging at my cervix. Her eyes get big and asked how I knew that so I told her I checked myself.

"Not only is that unsterile but pregnant women can't reach there cervix, much less tell what is going on. I'll have the dr. come check you."

Me and my dirty fingers must be REALLY flexible or freaky.
post #337 of 512
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Originally Posted by OtherMother'n'Madre View Post
I don't remember now. I think I just sat there with my jaw in my lap and mumbled something about a shower curtain on the floor. To give him a bit of credit he was just worried and hoped he could scare me out of it but come on! :

When we transferred in I had to give a urine sample and as I was walking to the bathroom the hag nurse asked if my water had broken. I said no, but that it was bulging at my cervix. Her eyes get big and asked how I knew that so I told her I checked myself.

"Not only is that unsterile but pregnant women can't reach there cervix, much less tell what is going on. I'll have the dr. come check you."

Me and my dirty fingers must be REALLY flexible or freaky.
As a L&D nurse, I can tell you that you are absolutely right...yes, you CAN check for yourself!
post #338 of 512
I had this stand in ob Dr anne ledley lewis in dallas texas because my doc wasw booked for my due date. The appointments went fine but when it came time to delive after 8 hours of 2 minute contractions wit no progress i was out of my mind with the pain, twice the babys heart rate and mine went irregular and she finally showed up at 8pm that night and told me I was " behaving badly" - i asked her agin about the possibilty that te LEAP procedure i had the year before could be causing tis ( this was our 3rd child ) - she cut the scar tissue and - no lie - the baby flew out before anyone could get stirrups, gloves or anything else - she had the audacity to come to me after and say how the 14 year old she delivered did better thyan i did - i of course said " maybe because she didnt try to push through scar tissue for 8 hours - or maybe you read her chart in the last 6 months " and my husband - God love him said " maybe you didnt try to kill her or her baby- i would definitely be better if you hadnt tried to kill my wife and kid"
it was the only really bad experience i have had in 5 live births ( the still birth was bad for a different reason of course) the worst part was she and i had discussed the possibilty of scar tissue , she knew i was in hard labour for 8 hours before she even came and then she tried to blame me to assuage her own conscience. sick!
hope no one else ever as to endure tat sort of nightmare- May God lovingly bless!
post #339 of 512
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Originally Posted by Pinion67 View Post
I had this stand in ob Dr anne ledley lewis in dallas texas because my doc wasw booked for my due date. The appointments went fine but when it came time to delive after 8 hours of 2 minute contractions wit no progress i was out of my mind with the pain, twice the babys heart rate and mine went irregular and she finally showed up at 8pm that night and told me I was " behaving badly" - i asked her agin about the possibilty that te LEAP procedure i had the year before could be causing tis ( this was our 3rd child ) - she cut the scar tissue and - no lie - the baby flew out before anyone could get stirrups, gloves or anything else - she had the audacity to come to me after and say how the 14 year old she delivered did better thyan i did - i of course said " maybe because she didnt try to push through scar tissue for 8 hours - or maybe you read her chart in the last 6 months " and my husband - God love him said " maybe you didnt try to kill her or her baby- i would definitely be better if you hadnt tried to kill my wife and kid"
it was the only really bad experience i have had in 5 live births ( the still birth was bad for a different reason of course) the worst part was she and i had discussed the possibilty of scar tissue , she knew i was in hard labour for 8 hours before she even came and then she tried to blame me to assuage her own conscience. sick!
hope no one else ever as to endure tat sort of nightmare- May God lovingly bless!
How horrible. I'm sorry that happened to you.
post #340 of 512
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Originally Posted by Pinion67 View Post
and my husband - God love him said " maybe you didnt try to kill her or her baby- i would definitely be better if you hadnt tried to kill my wife and kid"
Your dh rocks.
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