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“Please don’t blame my use of the vacuum for delivery for the injury your son has. His injuries are from your vaginal fat, not negligence.” – OB to mother when discussing injuries from a vacuum extraction that caused a NICU stay and permanent brain injury.
“Next time you have a big baby, just opt for the cesarean section and you can be over with and done a lot sooner. They’re not as bad as you think.” – L&D Nurse to mother who had labored for a long time to birth a baby that had passed away during the labor.
“I really wish I had known you wanted to be so involved. Most women don’t really want to know everything that’s going on down there.” – OB to mother during a hospital meeting with adminstrators after the mother complained about a vacuum and episiotomy without consent or even being told during her birth.