“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.
“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.
“The doctor is pushing back your 20 week scan to 24 weeks because of all the extra tissue on your abdomen.” – OB Nurse
“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.
“You need to sort out your exercises.” – Nurse to mother 6 weeks postpartum, commenting on the mother’s belly size.
“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.
“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.
“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
“Never eat a whole piece of fruit in one sitting.” – OB to mother while discussing weight gain during pregnancy.
“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.