- Certified Nurse Midwife to mother who wanted to take home her placenta after her birth.
“It’s a good thing your baby came at 36 weeks, your placenta and umbilical cord were shredding, that’s why the cord fell off of the baby.”
- OB to mother.
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“Do you want to hold him skin-to-skin, Mama?” - L&D nurse, immediately after baby was born.
“Do you have any plans for saving the placenta?” - OB to mother before she began pushing.
“Oh, I’ll just give the cord a little pull. Oh f**k!” – Midwife after using too much cord traction and snapping off the umbilical cord from the placenta.
“You want to cut the cord yourself? That’s neat. I’ll do what I can to make sure that happens.” – OB during a 34 week prenatal when mother shared that she would like to cut the cord.
“If you want delayed cord clamping, we have to hold baby between your legs until we clamp the cord or the blood while flow back into your placenta.” – Certified Nurse Midwife to mother.
“I wouldn’t dream of it.” – Midwife to mother who requested she not clamp the cord until it was done pulsating.