– Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at her first prenatal appointment. Mother had a 14-month-old. Midwife expressed sympathy that the toddler had self-weaned early in the pregnancy.
- Certified Nurse Midwife to 19 year old woman at her first pelvic exam. The CNM then spent the next 10 minutes picking hypothetical dates on the calendar, then quizzing the woman as to when she should start using the pills.
“Oh hell no, we are NOT having a water birth in here today.”
- L&D Nurse or Midwife as a crowd rushed passed the father to unplug the tub drain where the mother was pushing.
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“You don’t need to have a hep lock if you don’t want one. If there’s an emergency, we can give you an IV without an issue. If that happens, we can cover it up so you don’t have to see it, because I know it distresses you.” – Certified Nurse Midwife to mother.
“I’m pretty laid back. As long as everything’s going normally, you can do pretty much whatever you want. Why don’t you write up a birth plan and bring it with you to your next appointment so we can put a copy in your file?” – Certified Nurse Midwife to mother at a prenatal appointment.
“It’s just like with the Hispanic women. They’re all so good at breastfeeding because they’re so calm about everything.” – CNM to mother at 6-week postpartum visit, while discussing how breastfeeding was going.