“It’s getting late. The anesthesiologist & I are going home. If you don’t choose a cesarean now… & something happens to your baby during the night, no one will be here to save you.” -OB encouraging mother to consent to a cesarean even though both mother and baby were stable.
“I just get the feeling about some women, and I just got the feeling you would need a cesarean.” -CNM speaking to client who had originally planned an out of hospital birth, after a two day labor and stalling at 9.5 cm dilation, prior to surgery.
“It’s really not that big a deal… think of it this way… either we do an incision down there (nodding towards her perineum) or we do an incision up there (nodding towards her belly). It’s basically the same thing.”-OB consoling a mother about her upcoming cesarean.