- OB to mother at first appointment, when the mother shared that she would like to avoid an episiotomy.
“I support your decision either way, I know you are making the best decision for you and your family… but you do know that our practice is separate from the hospital, right? Our cesarean section rate is lower than the national average, and we don’t do episiotomies.”
- Nurse Practitioner to mother who was concerned about birthing at a military facility.
“She is huge ( referring to the baby). I’m not dealing with shoulder dystocia. Jjust cut her.” – OB during pushing phase.