- OB to a mother when she asked about what measures would be taken to prevent pelvic floor damage during labor.
“It is illegal in every state to do surgery after 22 weeks gestation unless it’s an emergency and pain is not an emergency. You will just have to deal with the pain for the rest of your pregnancy unless the cyst bursts and becomes life threatening.”
- OB to mother being evaluated for significant pelvic pain at 29 weeks.
“There isn’t room in your bony pelvis for the baby.”
- OB to mother.
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“I thought that you were going to need a cesarean section for sure!” - OB to mother after her vaginal birth. The OB felt that the mother’s pelvis was too narrow.
“If you lay on your back and point your bottom up when you’re pushing, it makes your pelvis open easier to get the baby out.” – L&D Nurse to mother during pushing.
“You have a narrow pelvic opening and the baby is likely to become stuck.” – OB to mother while trying to encourage her to schedule a cesarean.
“Don’t worry,you have a very ample pelvis.” – OB to mother who expressed concern that she was carrying a large baby.
“You have the pelvis of a Goddess.” – Midwife to mother who had a very smooth birth.