“I booked you for a cesarean section on your due date because you aren’t making cervical change. Some women just can’t give birth and every day you stay pregnant is risking your baby’s life because you won’t go into labor.”
- OB to mother.
“I’m really worried about you. Call me today when you make an appointment. Or you can fax the information, whatever works better. I’ll give you my personal numbers. I’m really worried, and I want you to be seen right away.”
- OB to new mother who was asking about and exhibiting signs of delayed-onset postpartum depression.
- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at six week postpartum The mother had lost her twins in a previous pregnancy and had just given birth to her next child after a complicated pregnancy.