- ER doctor to a pregnant teenager.
“I didn’t think *you* would be doing *that*.” – Midwife to young mother, when the mother woke up in the hospital room to the midwife feeding the baby formula. The midwife said this after the young mother stated she was breastfeeding.
Mother: ”I don’t want the shot for this miscarriage. My husband and I are both RH negative. The ER midwife assured me it wasn’t necessary.”
OB- “I think it’s a good idea. Besides are you sure he is even the the father? Most young girls don’t know.”
Mother: “Yes 100% I’ve only been with him.”
OB- “Okay whatever you say. I am giving you birth control.”
L&D Nurse in a less than courteous manner: “And who is the father?”
Young mother: “My husband. He would love to be here but he’s deployed.”
The L&D Nurse then has a complete attitude change.
“You wouldn’t believe how many young girls come into the office claiming they are clean and they ALWAYS are the ones hiding the fact that they are infected.” – OB nurse to young mother declining STI testing while submitting blood for testing.
“We’ll see you for your follow-up appointment in six weeks and we will talk about birth control options so this doesn’t happen again.” – Midwife to young mother upon being discharged from the hospital.
OB: “I have some good news and some bad news.”
Mother: “Tell me the bad news first.”
OB: “The bad news is you’re pregnant.”
OB: “The good news is you can have an abortion. Here’s the phone number to set it up.”
Conversation with a young mother.
“Labor is like a marathon and some women as just too old to run a marathon.” – OB to a 38 year old pregnant woman.