“Hmmmm…I didn’t think we’d be doing this vaginally today.” OB to mother after a gaggle of nurses had been helping her to push productively for 2 hours.
“Not everything is an act of violence, you know.” OB to a mother, moments after she delivered a double-footling breech baby over an intact perineum. OB attempted to cut an episiotomy without mother’s knowledge or consent, and stopped only when mother was alerted to episiotomy-in-progress by doula and husband and shouted “I do not consent to an episiotomy!” two times.
“You simply have bad eggs! We know it’s not your husband, he’s a good man. Don’t you have any sisters that can donate an egg or two to you?” -Reproductive Endocrinologist to mother during consultation when all tests showed both mother and father had no identifiable problems that might be causing their infertility.