things OBGYNs sayThe craziest thing my OBGYN said was that I could have my twins naturally. I know, it's not crazy, but after a visit with a specialist who said I should count on a c-section it was news I didn't expect to hear.

But lots of moms have heard really strange things from their doctors.

The site My OB Said What?!? posts those jaw-dropping quips. Here is a sampling:

  • "Well, her vagina basically exploded..." -OB during repair of extensive tears after vaginal birth with baby in military presentation.
  • "No. You're fine, the baby is fine, but you could DIE." -OB recommending a cesarean, when asked by mom if the baby was in distress.
  • "Pitocin doesn't cause unnatural contractions. It causes REAL contractions."
  • "We've got to get this going if I'm ever going to be back to my office in time for my new furniture delivery." -OB over open belly in the OR.
  • "Smells like BBQ..." -OB to resident while cauterizing vessels during a cesarean section for breech.
  • "This is man blood, so don't be surprised if you start feeling smarter." -OB to mom receiving a transfusion after Postpartum Hemorrhage.

OK, we've all said stupid things...I am so guilty of that. In fact, I could see myself saying something smelled like BBQ if in fact it did, even if it was a little out of line.

What about you? Has your OB ever said anything to you that was off-putting or really strange?


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