Jun 162011

“You’re a superstar.” – OB to large sized mother with gestational diabetes who had been working very hard to during her pregnancy to control her blood sugars.

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May 272011

“As much as I’d love to listen for your baby’s heartbeat, I would not be able to hear it past your abdominal fat until you are about 20-25 weeks along.” – OB to mother at 15 week prenatal.

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 May 27, 2011  Fatness, OB, prenatal 16 Responses »
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 »