“Listen, the labor floor is for laboring, not for waiting around or going for strolls. If you’re in my ward and you’re not laboring, I’m going to put you in labor.” – OB to mother who asked about the unit’s policy on Pitocin
“We don’t want to see *THAT* in here!” – OB referencing the mother’s bare lower body, when the mother had misunderstood he instructions and removed her lower body clothing in preparation for an external cephalic version.
“Sure you can walk. But you’re going to be attached to the electronic fetal monitor, which is attached to the wall. And you’ll only have a 3 foot radius. You will look ridiculous walking backwards and forwards. It’s better to stay in the bed.” – OB to mother while going over her birth plan.