“We’ll just go ahead and schedule an induction for next week now.” – Midwife to mother at a routine prenatal appointment four days before my due date. The induction was to be scheduled for one date after the due date.
“Most women are happy to be induced.” – OB to mother, after the OB announced at the 37 week prenatal that the mother would be induced at 39 weeks. The mother expressed concern about the increased cesarean risk.
“At this clinic, we advise all of our patients with a previous late loss to be induced at 39 weeks. You, of course, have the right to turn down anything you don’t agree with.”- Midwife to mother with a history of a late pregnancy loss.
“You need to get on the bed, you can’t sit there.” – L&D Nurse to mother who was just admitted for an induction and had sat on the couch next to her husband while in her L&D room waiting for the nurse to arrive.
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