“No, I can’t give you your hCG levels over the phone! You won’t have any clue what I’m even talking about! You’ll be here in a week. Learn some patience.” – OB Nurse to woman after her hCG levels had been tested for a THIRD time due to suspected miscarriage.
“You just want permission to get high off over-the-counter drugs.” – OB Nurse to pregnant mother over the phone, after mother had called a health line to inquire if cold/flu medicine was ok to take while pregnant due to a nasty cold she was experiencing.
“Don’t hold her too much, you’ll spoil her. ” – Postpartum nurse to mother, when the nurse handed the mother her newborn, to hold for the first time. The mother was crying, overcome with emotion at holding her baby for the first time, 24 hours after her cesarean.