“If you’d done what I told you to do, I wouldn’t have had to hurt you. Next time read some different books and do what you’re told.” -OB, after birth, explaining to mother who refused an epidural, why it was necessary to cut a 3rd degree episiotomy.
“Well, it looks like you are a great candidate for a VBAC at home if that is what you want to do. I believe everything is going to go exactly the way you hope. I have full faith in your midwife. Call me if you change your mind and I’ll see you after your baby is born for follow-up. Babies are a miracle.” -Family Practice doctor to a mother who was seeing the doctor for bleeding at 8 weeks of pregnancy.