- Postpartum nurse to mother 23 hours after a cesarean.
“I’m really worried about you. Call me today when you make an appointment. Or you can fax the information, whatever works better. I’ll give you my personal numbers. I’m really worried, and I want you to be seen right away.”
- OB to new mother who was asking about and exhibiting signs of delayed-onset postpartum depression.
- OB in response to mother who inquired as to whether something other than diet and exercise could be causing a weight problem, as the mother was struggling to lose baby weight despite exclusively nursing, eating a very healthy diet, and working out daily.
“Are you okay? It looks like you fell asleep!”
- Postpartum Nurse to mother after a long labor that ended in cesarean.