“Your baby doesn’t look good.” – Radiologist to mother and father during a routine ultrasound on a Friday afternoon. The following Monday at a regular OB appointment hey learned that the baby had died several weeks before.
“In my experience babies who are breech now will stay that way until the end of pregnancy. Are you scheduling a cesarean section?” – Ultrasound Tech during ultrasound at 31 weeks to check for intrauterine growth restriction.
“The ultrasound says the baby is 9 pounds 11 ounces, give or take a pound. They’re usually pretty accurate even this late in the pregnancy although she could be almost 11 pounds. I wouldn’t torture anyone by making them birth an 11 pound baby vaginally. Just get a cesarean section.” – OB to mother.
“Is that not what you ordered?” – Ultrasound technician to parents at a 20 week ultrasound when the gender was revealed.
“I can’t find your cervix. You’ll need an ultrasound.” – Gynecologist when the mother went in to have her IUD checked.
“I can’t see you as my patient if you refuse monthly Doppler checks.” – OB when mother refused monthly Doppler checks but had agreed to a 2nd trimester ultrasound.
“Since clearly you didn’t have any prenatal care, he’ll need to see a cardiologist for a heart ultrasound just to make sure there’s nothing wrong with him.” – Pediatrician to mother of a home birthed baby, who did have a Level II u/s at 22w gestation.
“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.
“But you have to have an ultrasound.” - OB to expectant mother after she declined an ultrasound.
“I see something on the ultrasound near your scar. I shouldn’t see anything. It could be a weak spot. Or a fat shadow.” – OB to mother during an ultrasound to examine a cesarean scar in preparation for a VBAC.