“I don’t want to scare you but you might as well get an epidural since you will need one when you end up having your cesarean.” L&D Nurse to a first time mom, 2 hours into a 4 hour start to finish labor. Cesarean was not needed.
“She doesn’t deserve a medal. She deserves a stamp on her forehead that says ‘I’m an idiot!’” – OB to nurses at nurses station, regarding a woman who had labored ‘too long.’
This was said in response to the birthing woman’s mother (who said her daughter deserved a medal) AFTER the woman’s mother was out of earshot.