- Anesthesiologist to mother who was having a difficult time sitting still for the epidural due to the hard contractions coming one right on top of another.
- OB when mother arrived at the hospital in labor after her water broke.
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- Anesthesiologist to mother, while trying to place an epidural during strong contractions.
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“I was asking the patient, not you.” – OB to midwife after a non-emergent home birth transfer. The doctor had asked the laboring woman about her labor while the woman was vocalizing loudly through a contraction.. The midwife attempted to hand the doctor the labor records for more information.
“When you zone out and relax that much, it makes the contractions less strong, and they don’t progress as well as they should.” – L&D Nurse to mother who was trying to relax and be calm during the contractions.
‘This isn’t vacation, honey. It’s labor!”- L&D nurse to mother on arrival, who was vocalizing through contractions. The mother had transferred from a home birth and already had a long and hard labor prior to being admitted.