- OB to nurse in the room during a prenatal, referring to the mother.
“Your birth plan for a transfer to the hospital looks great. I’ll keep it in your file but we won’t need it because I have full confidence in you to give birth at home like you’ve been planning for years.”
- OB during (state mandated) 36 week prenatal for a mother planning a home birth with midwives.
Mother: “No, my doctor said they wants to see me every two weeks.”
Midwife: “Fine, we can do that, but you won’t get another ultrasound for a month.”
- Certified Nurse Midwife during a prenatal appointment at the maternal fetal medicine practice with a high risk mother. The CNM assumed the mother was “fishing” for another ultrasound.