- OB to mother while discussing her desire for intermittent monitoring
Mother: “Do you have research on that?”
OB: “No, I don’t have any.”
Mother: “If I bring you studies to read, would you consider altering your practice with me and let me hold the baby while the cord stops pulsing?”
OB: “No. I have never done that before.”
Conversation about delayed cord clamping while the baby is held by the mother.
- OB to mother during the first visit after they found out the baby had a fatal birth defect and wouldn’t survive long after birth. The parents had decided to carry the baby to term despite the diagnosis and received the team’s full support.