- OB to mother as the OB was pulling on the umbilical cord after the mother asked her to NOT pull on the cord. The mother ended up with a piece of retained placenta.
“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.