- L&D nurse to mother requesting that the bag of pitocin that she had refused to begin with be removed from her IV.
“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.
“It has to come out.” – OB to mother who was objecting to the doctor pulling on the umbilical cord to remove a still attached placenta.
“Get out of the way! You are not chopping her up if I have anything to say about it!” Female OB to Male OB who was wheeling mom back into OR for a hysterectomy as soon as a postpartum hemorrhage was diagnosed, without any attempt to stop it. Female OB went on to work for 45 minutes stopping the PPH so that a hysterectomy was not needed.
“Dads…you should allow the doctor to cut the cord because it can be quite difficult to cut. We don’t want any accidents!” – L&D Nurse conducting a hospital tour.
“That’s a granola concept, but I’ll still do it if you like.” – OB to parents who wanted to delay cord clamping.
“We’re waiting for the blood to reach the baby, I’ll give her to you in a minute.” – OB to mother as the OB was hanging the baby upside down, by her feet, because the mother had requested delayed cord clamping.
You absolutely cannot hold your baby or even touch her until you deliver the placenta. Stop staring at her and focus.” – OB to mother after birth. The mother wanted immediate skin to skin. 5 other people got to hold the newborn before the mother had her in her arms.