- NICU Nurse to parents waiting to be able to bring home their 33 week twins.
“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.
“Do you want single or double layer suturing? Double takes longer to heal, but I recommend it, just in case you want a VBAC later. I know you were told you’d never get pregnant naturally but you never know.”- OB during pre-op meeting for medically necessary cesarean section of twins conceived by IUI. The mother opted for double suturing and had a successful VBAC 2 years later.
“Well, it just seemed like the right thing to do at the time.” – OB to mother when she thanked the OB for saving her life after the vaginal delivery of twins, loss of 3100 CCs of blood, and heart failure due to peripartum cardiomyopathy.
“A vaginal twin birth? Good for you! Good for your doctor! That reminds me of my early days practicing medicine, back when doctors were bold.” – ER doctor to mother upon learning she birthed her twins vaginally without an epidural.
“You can’t possibly feel them moving yet, you don’t know what you’re talking about.” – OB to mother at 20 week ultrasound, when the mother said that could feel her twins move.
“It’s impossible for you to be having twins, you aren’t feeling sick enough.” – OB to mother who suspected twins as she was showing at 9 weeks of pregnancy.