- OB to L&D nurse who was having the father sign the informed refusal form for the mother who had declined antibiotics when she arrived complete and pushing with unknown GBS status.
“The students and residents have every right to be in here during your delivery, and working with you and your child afterwards. This is a teaching hospital and that’s just something you will have to accept.”
- L&D Nurse to mother who requested that she not be cared for by medical students or residents.
“We are not asking for your consent; we are informing you that your baby will be given formula as soon as you’re done. His blood sugar is a little lower than we’d like, and colostrum has no glucose in it, so there’s no other way to raise it.”
- L&D nurse to mother in the middle of nursing her 20 minute old baby.