“I’m not responsible for your transport! You are because you agreed to go!” – Midwife to mother who agreed to transport at the insistence of the midwife, who tore the cervix while reducing a cervical lip.
“I didn’t hear that. He can’t do that. I don’t want to hear that again.” – L&D nurse to laboring mother who informed the nurse that her husband had learned to check her cervix and she’d been 3cm just before leaving home for the hospital.
“Stop being childish, and just get over it!” -OB yelling at first time mother in labor, when mother stated she would prefer a female nurse to check her dilation. Mother was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
“Yes, that was a non-stress test.” – OB to mother after performing a cervical check. The mother had arrived at the hospital requesting a non-stress test at the advice of her midwife, when her water broke at 36 weeks, and the midwife was out of town.
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