- Midwife to second time mother at prenatal appointment when mother was expressing concern about repeating the events of the traumatic birth of her first child.
“I thought I would let you know that we do not induce here unless absolutely necessary so no need to worry that we’ll be scheduling a cesarean. Your baby will come when it wants to come and needs those last few weeks in there!”
- OB to mother at first prenatal appointment when the mother was asking questions about the practice.
“Don’t worry, hun. You could be president of the “Itty Bitty Titty Committee,” or spilling out of G-cups. Mother Nature is pretty good about making sure you can feed your baby. If there’s a supply problem later, we’ll deal with it then.”
- Midwife to young mother in early pregnancy who had expressed concern about having enough milk.