“If you don’t want a cervical check, you don’t get a cervical check.” – OB to mother while going over birth plan that stated she would prefer not to have cervical exams in labor.
“How do you know what a vulva is? Most grown women don’t even know what that is.” – OB/Gyn to 14 year old woman who stated her discomfort from a yeast infection was on her vulva.
“If you can’t handle this, there’s no way you’re going to push a baby out of there.” – OB to mother who found the vaginal exams conducted during a contraction while in labor to be painful.
“I’m dying to get my fingers in there and see how you’re progressing!” – OB to mother who declined a cervical exam.
“Do you ever have any problems with your labia?” – OB/GYN about to perform an annual exam. The mother replied that she did not. The doctor then went on to suggest labiaplasty
“If you don’t just stop shaking and let me check you, I am going to walk right out of this room.” – OB to mother in transition with a 30 week pregnancy.
“I want to try out the new internal doppler! This one is new, and I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet!” – Nurse Practicioner during a prenatal visit, when the mother stated she did not want a vaginal exam and requested the standard doppler be used.
“Then how will we care for you?!” – L&D Nurse to mother who arrived at the hospital 30 minutes before giving birth, in transition and declined to get in the bed and have a cervical exam.
“You seem to have a very small pelvis.” – OB during a vaginal exam at a prenatal visit.
“Your bowels feel full. You should have had an enema first.” – OB to mother during a cervical exam in labor.