- OB, with wild flinging of arms into the air, in response to the suggestion that breaking the bag of water be delayed until a mother being induced continued to dilate more then the current 2 CM of dilation she was at.
“I understand you think that your ‘research’ has led you to make good decisions but you are not the one with the degree and experience. You are an overweight woman who will develop pre-eclampsia if you go any further into this pregnancy, and that’s why I want you in here tomorrow morning when you were scheduled. If you don’t show up we can only assume you are putting your baby’s needs after your own and I will not hesitate to make hospital staff aware that you are a danger to your child. That is not a threat, it is a promise.”
- OB to mother who was not consenting to an induction at 38 weeks 5 days. The mother’s only health issue was obesity. Blood pressure, labs, gestational diabetes test all were within normal limits.
“I thought I would let you know that we do not induce here unless absolutely necessary so no need to worry that we’ll be scheduling a cesarean. Your baby will come when it wants to come and needs those last few weeks in there!”
- OB to mother at first prenatal appointment when the mother was asking questions about the practice.