May 152011

“The doctor is pushing back your 20 week scan to 24 weeks because of all the extra tissue on your abdomen.” – OB Nurse

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 May 15, 2011  Fatness, OB, Ultrasound 17 Responses »
Apr 292011

“I want you to get an epidural since it will be too hard to do one in an emergency since you’re so overweight.” – OB at 34 week prenatal.

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 April 29, 2011  Fatness, OB, prenatal 25 Responses »
Apr 272011

“You need to sort out your exercises.” – Nurse to mother 6 weeks postpartum, commenting on the mother’s belly size.

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 April 27, 2011  Fatness, postpartum 21 Responses »
Apr 242011

“You’re too fat. You’ll have high blood pressure and I can almost guarantee you’re diabetic. This is a high-risk pregnancy.” – OB at the first prenatal.

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 April 24, 2011  Fatness, prenatal 39 Responses »
Apr 152011

“You’re already obese. It’s not good to be this fat going into a pregnancy. You’re going to have to get a Cesarean Section because of your weight.” – OB nurse practitioner to mother who stood 5’3″ and weighed 138 lbs at 11 weeks pregnant during this prenatal.

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 April 15, 2011  Cesarean, Fatness, OB, prenatal 42 Responses »
Apr 062011

“The reason you had a miscarriage is because you are fat. You will never carry a pregnancy to term unless you stop eating Big Macs.” – Midwife

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Apr 032011

“Never eat a whole piece of fruit in one sitting.” – OB to mother while discussing weight gain during pregnancy.

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 April 3, 2011  Fatness, OB, prenatal 57 Responses »
Mar 292011

“Since you are already overweight, the OB will probably request that you only gain 10-15 pounds this pregnancy.” – OB resident to mother who was 5 ft 5 inches and weighed 155.

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 March 29, 2011  Fatness, OB, prenatal 46 Responses »
Mar 262011

“Just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean you can binge on Taco Bell and Ben & Jerry’s! Do you want to become fat like every other American out there? This is how marriages end!” – OB to mother at a prenatal attended by the mother and her husband.

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 March 26, 2011  Fatness, OB, prenatal 21 Responses »
Mar 222011

“I see you’ve gained 10 lbs since you were last into the doctor. You know, dear, eating for two is just an old wives’ thing. You don’t want to be a fat mom who can’t run after her kids, right?” – Nurse at the OB office.

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 March 22, 2011  Fatness, L&D Nurse, prenatal 21 Responses »