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$h!^ Doctors Say

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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Just out of curiousity, what are some dumb things you've been told by a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff?


When I was still in the hospital after having my daughter, she lost a couple ounces (which is completely normal). I had a nurse tell me that the doctor wanted me to suplement some formula because she had lost weight, so she "must not be getting enough breastmilk".


Also, that same night (in hospital with DD) another nurse gave her a pacifier without asking me first and when I mentioned it she said "Oh, it'll help her learn to better latch on". <<< Complete lie.


When I was pregnant with DS, my midwife mentioned the glucose test would be around 32 weeks. I asked if I could have it done sooner, since I was at higher risk for it since type 1 and 2 runs in my family. She said "Your family history of diabetes has no affect on you getting gestational diabetes."<<< BS!

When I took DS in for his 4 week check up, it was with a different pedi that my family doctor recommended. DS wasn't quite up to his birth weight yet and he told me that he must not be getting enough milk. He asked how often he was feeding, and I told him about every 2 hours. He told me that that was the problem, that I was feeding him too often which was causing my milk to run out. He told me that I was to go at LEAST 4 hours in between feedings. I kid you not, this is what he told me: "A woman's breasts can only make so much milk at one time. If the baby is feeding too often, the breasts run out of milk quickly and the baby isn't getting anything. You need to give the breasts time to make more milk." Does this sound right to anyone else? Didn't think so. LOL Needless to say I didn't follow this advice.




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Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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by Cafe Panda on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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I was 11 weeks with my son, getting a pelvic exam and was told that I should schedule a cesarean because my pelvis is too small/narrow to give birth vaginally. If I chose to refuse a cesarean I would be induced at 37 weeks and given a 10-hour time limit in which I could try laboring, then it was an automatic c-section. If the baby was estimated to be over 7.5lbs, I would have a cesarean. 

I was a size 00 - barely 110lbs at the time, and i'm only 5'2''. I birthed two babies OVER 9 POUNDS with ease. 

ColieO
by Gold Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 2:58 PM
When I was pregnant with my first I had severe morning sickness and lost about 18 pounds the first 6 months. I finally started gaining weight UN my 7th month, and one month I gained 8 pounds. So 2 pounds a week. My doctor said "wow! You really jumped up there this month. You should really watch your carbs!" I wanted to cry.

Then when I was in labor, the nurses kept bugging me about getting an epidural. I wasn't in that much pain and kept saying no. Then one nurse said "you don't get a gold star for being natural. It's just stupid. Get the drugs. We're only going to wake the anesthesiologist once." Even my mom wanted to knock her out.
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mrsniebo
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I get along pretty well with my OB, but one of her partners ended up delivering DD. He was telling his nursing staff to prepare for a c-section because DD was posterior (and it was a Friday evening after 5 p.m., so I'm sure that had NOTHING to do with it...). Luckily it did not end that way, but this time around I don't want him anywhere near me or my baby.

bshoemaker
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:07 PM
I was diagnosed with chronic hypertension at 10e with this pregnancy, I am 24w now and on bed rest. One of the partners of my ob kept insisting it was an underlying condition and thay I had it before pregnancy..... Little did he realize I used my reg ob with my son and never had hypertension a day in my life prior to this even though I told him a million times. ..... I would say thats not pre-existing.
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Kmommy2011
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:07 PM
Haha you have some bad luck with doctors! The only problem I had was when I was in labor I had some grumpy old lady as a nurse. She checked me I was at a 7 not even 10 minutes later I told her she was coming and she told me I was exadrating! I was like no she is coming and then she said well I cant keep checking you. After being a bitch about it she checked me with all my family in the room. She just had the most suprised face and was like your 10cm and her head is right there! Well no shit dumb ass! Lol I seriously had to argue with her about it...
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tanper29
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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I had that with my second. A grumpy nurse who actually refused to check me. Was going to send me home. My contractions were steady and quite painful. When she did finally check me i was at 6cm. Ya she said she didnt believe i was in labour.

Quoting Kmommy2011:

Haha you have some bad luck with doctors! The only problem I had was when I was in labor I had some grumpy old lady as a nurse. She checked me I was at a 7 not even 10 minutes later I told her she was coming and she told me I was exadrating! I was like no she is coming and then she said well I cant keep checking you. After being a bitch about it she checked me with all my family in the room. She just had the most suprised face and was like your 10cm and her head is right there! Well no shit dumb ass! Lol I seriously had to argue with her about it...
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tanper29
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:22 PM
It depends on how much weight they lose. My first lost almost 10% of his birth weight. Another few ounces and he wouldve had to stay in the hospital. My dr had a lactation specialist check my milk supply since i was bfing. My supply was good but she said if it hadnt they would first try to increase it and if that failed then forumla supplement would be needed.

Quoting momma_gig:

Just out of curiousity, what are some dumb things you've been told by a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff?


When I was still in the hospital after having my daughter, she lost a couple ounces (which is completely normal). I had a nurse tell me that the doctor wanted me to suplement some formula because she had lost weight, so she "must not be getting enough breastmilk".


Also, that same night (in hospital with DD) another nurse gave her a pacifier without asking me first and when I mentioned it she said "Oh, it'll help her learn to better latch on". <<< Complete lie.


When I was pregnant with DS, my midwife mentioned the glucose test would be around 32 weeks. I asked if I could have it done sooner, since I was at higher risk for it since type 1 and 2 runs in my family. She said "Your family history of diabetes has no affect on you getting gestational diabetes."<<< BS!

When I took DS in for his 4 week check up, it was with a different pedi that my family doctor recommended. DS wasn't quite up to his birth weight yet and he told me that he must not be getting enough milk. He asked how often he was feeding, and I told him about every 2 hours. He told me that that was the problem, that I was feeding him too often which was causing my milk to run out. He told me that I was to go at LEAST 4 hours in between feedings. I kid you not, this is what he told me: "A woman's breasts can only make so much milk at one time. If the baby is feeding too often, the breasts run out of milk quickly and the baby isn't getting anything. You need to give the breasts time to make more milk." Does this sound right to anyone else? Didn't think so. LOL Needless to say I didn't follow this advice.


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toopicky429
by Bronze Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:25 PM

 An ER doctor told me once, that you can't OD on Tylenol. I called my family practice doctor, and he reported him. You most definitely can OD on Tylenol, and I am thankful I knew that. I still wonder how many people he made that remark to.

GoddessNDaRuff
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Wow

The first midwife I had with my youngest told me that nausea was not an excuse for losing weight during pregnancy. Then I wasn't even 20 weeks yet but I hadn't gained a full 5 lbs and she told me that my refusal to gain weight (despite my history of struggling to gain weight in general) was going to cause me to have a micro premie and it'd be my fault because I wouldn't get over it and just eat. (Forget that I had to eat three times a day and drink those protein things Essure drinks three times a day) That was the last time I saw her.

With my first I was told that they could not discharge me from the hospital without having the depo shot (LIE!) to ensure I didn't get pregnant in the first 6 six and it would increase my milk production. (I hate I was so young (18) and desperate to get the hell out of there, and my damn mother and grandmother told me it was standard procedure -_- I was at no risk for pregnancy btw my husband was not even in the same state as me and wouldn't be for 5 months) Not only did I bleed almost non freaking stop for almost a year but my milk dried up at month four starting a horrible ordeal for my son and finding a formula that didn't make him sick.

Then I was told it is not possible to have an allergic reaction to birth control O_o but I was in the ER with my throat swelling and unable to breathe after I took the stupid pill.


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