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post #381 of 512
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Originally Posted by Awaken View Post
So, where did you end up being born? Did they make it to wherever they needed to go in time?
Yeah, they made it to a hospital. They were in town, so my dad ran to a nearby gas station with a gas can and refilled the car. I was born at the hospital.
post #382 of 512
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Originally Posted by amberskyfire View Post
Ah, I just remembered this little gem from my husband while I was in labor. I had a video camera up and running that I had set up to catch the birth and I gave DH the digital camera to take pictures.

He kept snapping shots of my face while the baby was crowning and at one point I growled at him to "get back there and get some shots of this!" He leaned over behind me warily, gave me a look of utter disgust and said "oh no...you don't want to see THAT!"

I screeched "YES I DO!!!!!!" and if looks could kill...

Boy, that sent him back there with the camera quick as a flash. Then he said all kinds of embarrassing things like "this would be a perfect porn shot - if a baby wasn't coming out" and "oh, you're going to LOVE that one" (in a disgusted sarcastic voice). I totally forgot about it until I went back a few hours later to watch the birth video and found that he had also determined that I wouldn't want video of the actual birth and had AIMED THE VIDEO CAMERA UP so all you could see was my waist and everything above it - no baby!!! He also stood right in front of the camera and blocked it with his butt about half the time
Not to be rude or anything, but . . . is this guy's head screwed on straight?
post #383 of 512
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Originally Posted by A_Random_Phrase View Post
Not to be rude or anything, but . . . is this guy's head screwed on straight?
Heh, he's a STRANGE one, I'll give you that. But I still love him :
post #384 of 512
When I was in labor with my daughter, she had been having some heart decels throughout labor, but at the end they got really bad. I was at 9cms and her HR was plummeting. I had a MW and she knew I didn't want a c-section so she told me to start pushing and she would dilate me the rest of the way and if we could get the baby out w/in 15 minutes or so we could avoid a section.
I totally had NO pushing urge whatsover, and and that point I was just in such sheer pain I could not tell one contraction from the next.

It hurt so bad when I pushed with my MW having her hands in there stretching me at the same time that I couldn't help but scream. The nurse YELLED at me for screaming because I would "scare the other moms" :
The whole time everyone was telling me- push push push!! So I just kept pushing even though it was against what my body felt. All of a sudden the nurse yells at me "Hey hey hey!!! You KNOW better than to push when you're not having a contraction!" Yea, okay lady, like I can really tell at this point when I'm having a contraction and when I'm not? I've got one person with their hand up my cervix pushing it open and everyone else telling me to push. And your lecturing me for pushing between contractions!?!
post #385 of 512
Also, I recently started working in L&D, and I see A LOT of stupid sh*t said during labor. Too many to even list here.

One in particular that stand out in my mind though, is this woman who was laboring after being 2 1/2 weeks overdue. She had a big baby and it was her first. She had no epidural, but the DR was making her push flat on her back.
Each of the parents asked at least once "Can't she sit up a little bit? Won't the gravity help with the pushing?" (not to mention, her legs were getting very tired from holding them up in the air like that) The doctor just gave a blunt "No." each time.

She had been pushing for over 2 hours and was having a really hard time. The DR kept whistling the whole time, and the mom was trying to "shushhh" him to get him to stop, but he just kept whistling.
He kept asking what time it was : After about 2 1/2 hours of pushing, mom was getting really close and was starting to crown. She was having a really difficult time and you could see she was getting really frustrated. Well when the doctor asked what time it was and the nurse told him it was 12:00, he joked "Mind if you stop and I take an hour break for lunch?"

Yea, REAL funny, doc

Then after the dad asked once again, "Are you sure we can't sit up a little, I can prop her up, no big deal"
Doc says, "No, it's not gravity that's our problem, there's our obstacle right there --> (points at her perineum)" Then he turns around, grabs the scissors, and makes a huge episiotomy.
post #386 of 512
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Originally Posted by ~Ryleigh's Mommy~ View Post
Also, I recently started working in L&D, and I see A LOT of stupid sh*t said during labor. Too many to even list here.

One in particular that stand out in my mind though, is this woman who was laboring after being 2 1/2 weeks overdue. She had a big baby and it was her first. She had no epidural, but the DR was making her push flat on her back.
Each of the parents asked at least once "Can't she sit up a little bit? Won't the gravity help with the pushing?" (not to mention, her legs were getting very tired from holding them up in the air like that) The doctor just gave a blunt "No." each time.

She had been pushing for over 2 hours and was having a really hard time. The DR kept whistling the whole time, and the mom was trying to "shushhh" him to get him to stop, but he just kept whistling.
He kept asking what time it was : After about 2 1/2 hours of pushing, mom was getting really close and was starting to crown. She was having a really difficult time and you could see she was getting really frustrated. Well when the doctor asked what time it was and the nurse told him it was 12:00, he joked "Mind if you stop and I take an hour break for lunch?"

Yea, REAL funny, doc

Then after the dad asked once again, "Are you sure we can't sit up a little, I can prop her up, no big deal"
Doc says, "No, it's not gravity that's our problem, there's our obstacle right there --> (points at her perineum)" Then he turns around, grabs the scissors, and makes a huge episiotomy.

omg, I think I'm going to be sick....
post #387 of 512
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Originally Posted by ~Ryleigh's Mommy~ View Post
Also, I recently started working in L&D, and I see A LOT of stupid sh*t said during labor. Too many to even list here.

One in particular that stand out in my mind though, is this woman who was laboring after being 2 1/2 weeks overdue. She had a big baby and it was her first. She had no epidural, but the DR was making her push flat on her back.
Each of the parents asked at least once "Can't she sit up a little bit? Won't the gravity help with the pushing?" (not to mention, her legs were getting very tired from holding them up in the air like that) The doctor just gave a blunt "No." each time.

She had been pushing for over 2 hours and was having a really hard time. The DR kept whistling the whole time, and the mom was trying to "shushhh" him to get him to stop, but he just kept whistling.
He kept asking what time it was : After about 2 1/2 hours of pushing, mom was getting really close and was starting to crown. She was having a really difficult time and you could see she was getting really frustrated. Well when the doctor asked what time it was and the nurse told him it was 12:00, he joked "Mind if you stop and I take an hour break for lunch?"

Yea, REAL funny, doc

Then after the dad asked once again, "Are you sure we can't sit up a little, I can prop her up, no big deal"
Doc says, "No, it's not gravity that's our problem, there's our obstacle right there --> (points at her perineum)" Then he turns around, grabs the scissors, and makes a huge episiotomy.
I really hope that mom had or will have a home birth with her future babies.
post #388 of 512
At my dd birth in the hospital I ended up w/ an epi and pushed on my back for two + hours. After my dd was born I just passed out and slept for 4 hrs. Then when I woke up the a$$hole nurse said I should get up and pee in the bathroom. So I am 4 hrs postpartum from an epi birth and an episiotomy ($%&# doc cut me against my wishes) and two bags of IV fluid in me so naturally when I stand up pee just comes gushing out. I looked at the nurse for help and all she said - "well, run." I still to this day wish looks could kill! And I did right up a nice little letter about her horrid behavior. Don't know what happened though because we moved and my 2nd birth was a home water birth!
post #389 of 512
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Originally Posted by amberskyfire View Post
Heh, he's a STRANGE one, I'll give you that. But I still love him :
That's great!!

Is this the DH who has ADHD or something like that? If so, his behavior makes perfect sense.
post #390 of 512
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Originally Posted by A_Random_Phrase View Post
That's great!!

Is this the DH who has ADHD or something like that? If so, his behavior makes perfect sense.
Yep. And we're also thinking mild autism. (That's not a joke) But I love him
post #391 of 512
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Originally Posted by mama*ashleigh View Post
*noob*

Oh my goodness, some of these are just cracking me up!!!
And oh man, some of these are really pissin me off!!!

I'll add my own...
I can't remember anything of note from DS1s birth...but DS2...well, DH thinks he's reeeealllly funny! And apparently the midwives did too!

When I finally consented to the mw breaking my water:
Me: I feel like I just lost 25 pounds!
DH: Me next!!!

When I would start swearing/telling DH to shut up:
DH: If you don't change your attitude I'm rolling you out in the hall. You can come back when you are ready to be nice!

I laugh now, but at the time I was not amused!
: OMG I am dying over here....seriously, tears are running down my cheeks I am laughing so hard. I just copy and pasted and sent it to my sister. I have to say, I have a crush on your DH's humor!
post #392 of 512
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Originally Posted by ~Ryleigh's Mommy~ View Post
Also, I recently started working in L&D, and I see A LOT of stupid sh*t said during labor. Too many to even list here.

One in particular that stand out in my mind though, is this woman who was laboring after being 2 1/2 weeks overdue. She had a big baby and it was her first. She had no epidural, but the DR was making her push flat on her back.
Each of the parents asked at least once "Can't she sit up a little bit? Won't the gravity help with the pushing?" (not to mention, her legs were getting very tired from holding them up in the air like that) The doctor just gave a blunt "No." each time.

She had been pushing for over 2 hours and was having a really hard time. The DR kept whistling the whole time, and the mom was trying to "shushhh" him to get him to stop, but he just kept whistling.
He kept asking what time it was : After about 2 1/2 hours of pushing, mom was getting really close and was starting to crown. She was having a really difficult time and you could see she was getting really frustrated. Well when the doctor asked what time it was and the nurse told him it was 12:00, he joked "Mind if you stop and I take an hour break for lunch?"

Yea, REAL funny, doc

Then after the dad asked once again, "Are you sure we can't sit up a little, I can prop her up, no big deal"
Doc says, "No, it's not gravity that's our problem, there's our obstacle right there --> (points at her perineum)" Then he turns around, grabs the scissors, and makes a huge episiotomy.
Rarely will a post make me gag but this one did. :Puke: That is just disgusting. I know what it's like to get a non-asked for episiotomy but at least we were given a psuedo-option for it without the craptastic jokes.

It's dr.'s like these that just make my blood boil. Who whistles!? Who cracks jokes!? Ugh, these stories make me more and more happy I'm a ucer. :
post #393 of 512
The whistling is probably why transition took so long. That and the dad's request for a change of position being ignored.
post #394 of 512
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Originally Posted by OtherMother'n'Madre View Post
: OMG I am dying over here....seriously, tears are running down my cheeks I am laughing so hard. I just copy and pasted and sent it to my sister. I have to say, I have a crush on your DH's humor!
Yeah, the midwives agreed with you!! They loved him!! :
post #395 of 512
OMG, I can't forgot the last part to the whistling doc story:

After baby was finally born (well, more like fell out of the huge episiotomy) and the doctor was sewing her up, she kept wincing and making little "ow ow ow" noises,
the dr finally asked: "what, can you feel that?"
(um duh, she didn't have any epidural)

They both look up at him and are like: "um, YEA that hurts!"

his response: a smirking "Ahh, it's all in your head."

This is while sewing up a 3rd degree epis with NO epidural or lidocaine. Yea, I'm real sure the pain was "all in her head"
Oh, and to save time, he did the sewing while he was waiting for the placenta to come out, so when it came time for the placenta, she had to push it out her newly stitched, non-numbed bottom.

I know I've heard dumber/more asinine things come out of doc's mouths since I've worked there, but that was the first birth I ever witnessed there, so it really sticks out in my mind.
post #396 of 512
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Originally Posted by ~Ryleigh's Mommy~ View Post
OMG, I can't forgot the last part to the whistling doc story:

After baby was finally born (well, more like fell out of the huge episiotomy) and the doctor was sewing her up, she kept wincing and making little "ow ow ow" noises,
the dr finally asked: "what, can you feel that?"
(um duh, she didn't have any epidural)

They both look up at him and are like: "um, YEA that hurts!"

his response: a smirking "Ahh, it's all in your head."

This is while sewing up a 3rd degree epis with NO epidural or lidocaine. Yea, I'm real sure the pain was "all in her head"
Oh, and to save time, he did the sewing while he was waiting for the placenta to come out, so when it came time for the placenta, she had to push it out her newly stitched, non-numbed bottom.

I know I've heard dumber/more asinine things come out of doc's mouths since I've worked there, but that was the first birth I ever witnessed there, so it really sticks out in my mind.
:Puke
ugh. OMG, I seriously almost vomited reading that.
if I were just a tad more psycho, I'd hunt that dr down and cut him an epi without pain relief and then punch my sterile-gloved fist in there.
post #397 of 512
you know, it's kind of ironic...when I took the job there, I was afraid I would see a bunch of (rare) stuff that would make me afraid to continue with my homebirth. But actually it's been COMPLETELY the opposite. It used to be a toss up for me between having the homebirth or hospital birth (because of a bunch of different factors) But now, there's no way you'd drag me into that hospital to give birth unless my baby's life were in danger or you knocked me out cold. Seriously, some of the stuff I see I wouldn't even believe if I weren't standing there watching it in person.
post #398 of 512
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Originally Posted by ~Ryleigh's Mommy~ View Post
you know, it's kind of ironic...when I took the job there, I was afraid I would see a bunch of (rare) stuff that would make me afraid to continue with my homebirth. But actually it's been COMPLETELY the opposite. It used to be a toss up for me between having the homebirth or hospital birth (because of a bunch of different factors) But now, there's no way you'd drag me into that hospital to give birth unless my baby's life were in danger or you knocked me out cold. Seriously, some of the stuff I see I wouldn't even believe if I weren't standing there watching it in person.
Truly frightening.
post #399 of 512
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Originally Posted by ~Ryleigh's Mommy~ View Post
Also, I recently started working in L&D, and I see A LOT of stupid sh*t said during labor. Too many to even list here.

One in particular that stand out in my mind though, is this woman who was laboring after being 2 1/2 weeks overdue. She had a big baby and it was her first. She had no epidural, but the DR was making her push flat on her back.
Each of the parents asked at least once "Can't she sit up a little bit? Won't the gravity help with the pushing?" (not to mention, her legs were getting very tired from holding them up in the air like that) The doctor just gave a blunt "No." each time.

She had been pushing for over 2 hours and was having a really hard time. The DR kept whistling the whole time, and the mom was trying to "shushhh" him to get him to stop, but he just kept whistling.
He kept asking what time it was : After about 2 1/2 hours of pushing, mom was getting really close and was starting to crown. She was having a really difficult time and you could see she was getting really frustrated. Well when the doctor asked what time it was and the nurse told him it was 12:00, he joked "Mind if you stop and I take an hour break for lunch?"

Yea, REAL funny, doc

Then after the dad asked once again, "Are you sure we can't sit up a little, I can prop her up, no big deal"
Doc says, "No, it's not gravity that's our problem, there's our obstacle right there --> (points at her perineum)" Then he turns around, grabs the scissors, and makes a huge episiotomy.
That is absolutely disgusting. I hope those parents realize what happened to them and report him- not that anything will happen to him with the good old boy network. Is there anything nurses (I was assuming that's what you are) can do in this situation? It must be so hard to stand by and watch that and have to obey doctor's orders when you know just letting the mom walk around would probably make a huge difference!
post #400 of 512
no, I'm not a nurse (yet!) I'm only an assistant. I come in at the end of the birth and assist the nurse with anything she needs, and then I clean up everything afterwards.

I doubt they would report him or anything...these were first time parents and had the "do as we're told" mentality that most first timers have. It seems like they treat the first timers a lot differently than the experienced ones because they know they will just listen to anything they say.

And also, the doctor who was delivering happens to be
the CEO of the entire hospital, I don't think it gets any higher up than him
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