- OB to mother who was transferring care to a midwife and choosing to birth in a birth center.
“Home births are the most natural way to have a baby. I hope you get your birth, but if you need to transfer for any reason I will be more than happy to help you get as close to your dream birth as I can here at the hospital. I hope I don’t see you later and you have beautiful home birth.”
- OB seeing a mother for a non-stress test.
“For whatever reason, the contractions your body was producing were not strong enough to push back the cervix in the way that was needed. There’s no reason why that should happen again. If you want a home birth next time, there’s no reason that I can see why you couldn’t have a good one.”
- OB to mother who transferred from a home birth and had a vaginal birth in the hospital.