- Midwife to a young, single mother after 24 hours of natural labor.
“Are you okay, hun? You seem to have trouble walking. I am going to get that OB back in here to get you a script for pain relief right away. I don’t know why they haven’t given you anything, you’ve been through so much, it isn’t right… I know you’re young and scared, I will advocate for you.”
- L&D nurse to young mother after a very rough delivery.
“Okay, I’ll let you slide this time, but if you keep refusing exams, I won’t be able to prescribe you birth control. If I want to do a pap next year and you refuse, I can’t keep giving you birth control.”
- Gyn to a 17 year old young woman getting birth control for the first time, after she refused a “routine” breast exam.
Radiologist: “Any chance you could be pregnant?”
18 year old woman: “Nope”
Radiologist: “Are you sure?”
Radiologist: “How do you know?”
Woman: “Well, apart from the fact I’m on the pill, I use the most effective contraception known to man.”
Radiologist: “Oh yeah. What’s that then?”