- OB to pregnant mother when asked about water births while discussing birth options. Comment was made complete with sour face.
“Oh hell no, we are NOT having a water birth in here today.”
- L&D Nurse or Midwife as a crowd rushed passed the father to unplug the tub drain where the mother was pushing.
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“Absolutely not! If God wanted you to give birth in the water, he would’ve made you a fish.” – OB to mother who asked if she could use the jacuzzi in the hospital room to labor in.
“Water birth is disgusting, do you think I would get in a tub with you and all that blood and mess just to deliver your baby?” – OB to mother who stated that she would love a water birth for with this birth, her third.
“I attended a water birth yesterday, it was magical. Textbook water birth, and the mother was glowing and so ecstatic.” – OB to mother who shared she was hoping to birth in the water.
“So, you want to ‘oopsie’ a waterbirth?” - L&D nurse to mother at a hospital where water births are not technically permitted.
“If you try to give birth in a tub after you’ve gone past your due date there’s a good chance that the baby will gasp when born, aspirate and drown.” – Midwife to mother who wanted to know if she could birth in the tub.
“You can’t have a water birth at our hospital’s birthing center because the baby will drown.” – OB to mother.
“Well, of course they won’t let you *BIRTH* in the tub, then the baby would try to breathe and get a big breath of water and drown…”- Family Practice Doctor speaking to mother about the options for water birth.