- Neonatologist to mother with twins in the NICU.
- OB to mother who had PTSD from a previous birth experience and had hired that doctor specifically because of a promise that the doctor would be there for the birth after 36 weeks. At 38 weeks the doctor announced that s/he was departing for vacation.
“Your HCG levels are really high for six weeks. You’re either having twins or there’s something wrong.” – OB Nurse over the phone when giving test results to a mother-to-be.
“As long as the girls are positioned in a way you can push them out, I see no reason why you should have a cesarean section. That’s a major surgery, hard on you and the babies, and vaginal is just so much more healthy.” – OB to mother carrying twins.
“Well, your babies are dead.” – Ultrasound tech to a mother pregnant with twins who was having a routine ultrasound two days after a checkup said everything was normal. The mother said, “Are you serious???” and the tech replied, “Yes, I’m serious,” and left the room.
“Oh, you need to schedule your cesarean section for 36 weeks- all our twin moms do.” – Perinatologist to mother carrying twins.