“Sometimes its like a key in a lock. If the key isn’t turned just right, it simply won’t fit” – home birth midwife after mother transferred to the hospital and had a cesarean, after laboring 48+ hours, being fully dilated for 24+ hours, pushing in several positions for 6+ hours and being unable to move an OP/asynclitic baby. This statement acknowledged that this baby, this time, truly didn’t fit through her pelvis but did not make her body sound “broken” or “too small.”
“If I can’t see what is going on in there, I don’t know how to help you. If I don’t know how to help you, the baby can’t find its way out and you might as well go home.” – CNM on why she needed internal fetal monitoring on mom at check-in to the hospital.