- Midwife to mother at 6 week postpartum, when the mother indicated that the stitches from her perineal repair had pulled loose and the skin had not healed together.
“You know, everyone outside already saw your hoo ha.”
- L&D Nurse to mother who preferred to take a shower without assistance. The mother had birthed her footling breech, premature baby in the front seat of her car in front of the Emergency Department entrance.
“You can’t have a home birth because when you were 9 you broke your leg and you may not be flexible enough for vaginal delivery.” – OB
“You have an ENORMOUS vagina.” - Midwife exclaimed during a cervical check at triage. The midwife was having a difficulty in performing a cervical exam.
“I can’t believe how many times my hand has been in your vagina, we haven’t even gotten to the birth suite yet!” – Midwife to mother in labor.
“We should go ahead and schedule a second cesarean section. Your pelvic floor is not compromised by birth and if you have a cesarean section, you can keep it nice for your husband.” – OB to mother at a prenatal appointment for her planned VBAC.
“You had so much swelling, I really hope I put everything back together right.” – OB to mother after repairing a an episiotomy and third degree tear.