- OB to mother with a second trimester loss, who asked about some potential testing to determine cause, after sharing she had learned about the testing from other women who had previously had similar experiences.
“I would encourage you to get an epidural so you can get some sleep and be well rested to push when the time comes. I also don’t want you to be too tired to enjoy your little bundle and miss out on very important bonding time.”
- Midwife to a mother who had been stalled at 7 cm for 13 hours and awake for almost 24 hours.
“Your birth plan for a transfer to the hospital looks great. I’ll keep it in your file but we won’t need it because I have full confidence in you to give birth at home like you’ve been planning for years.”
- OB during (state mandated) 36 week prenatal for a mother planning a home birth with midwives.