“I want to keep him overnight, but it’ll just be a waste of everyone’s time and resources if you two are making this sound worse than it is.” – Pediatrician to mother who brought her 3 month old baby in with bloody, watery stool and a high fever. The baby did not pass stool during the ER visit, so the pediatrician stated he had no “proof.”
“I didn’t know white people did that.” – Pediatrician to mother who shared that she was going to use elimination communication with her newborn.
“He failed the hearing test but had a big poop!” – L&D Nurse upon returning baby after hearing test and walking out without providing any more information.
“We only give iron for constipation.” — Postpartum nurse to mother who asked if she could continue the iron she was on during her pregnancy.
“Oh for God’s sake why didn’t somebody give this woman an enema?” -OB to woman birthing in 1969. She still remembers these words to this day.
“Here comes the baby! Oh, that’s not the baby, that’s poop! Ha, ha, ha.” -OB to mother during pushing.