“Well it sounds like your body is rejecting contractions, lets go ahead and do the cesarean section.” – OB to mother who shared at a 39 week appointment that she was experiencing mild chest pain and occasional cramping. The mother had wanted to VBAC. The chest discomfort turned out to be heartburn.
“What kind of birth do you want?” - Patient Advocate or Social Worker to mother as she was on her way to the OR for a cesarean, which was unexpected, an emergency, and at a completely different hospital then the birth center where the birth was planned to happen.
“You are nursing too frequently and need to get more sleep. Nurse her, then put her down for 2-3 hours and don’t pick her up.” – Postpartum nurse to mother who complained of a headache after the birth. Mother was discharged, only to come back diagnosed with a spinal headache.