- OB to mother while discussing her desire for intermittent monitoring
- L&D nurse about 5 minutes into the ’15 minute’ strip after the monitor belts had been repeatedly moved in a mostly failed attempt to get a consistent read from both fetal and contraction monitors. Baby’s health was not in question.
“You’re not making this easy, jiggling around. ” Midwife trying to use Doppler while mother was in transition and swaying to cope.
“It’s okay dear, you just have a bladder infection. Those pains you’re feeling aren’t contractions, our monitors would have picked that up if they were. It’s just pain from the infection and because you’re dehydrated. You need to go home, drink more fluids and rest.” – L&D nurse to mother who came to the hospital at 24 weeks in labor, but was in the process of being sent home.