Some funny things I've heard as a L&D RN...
'Can I cut the Um-Biblical Cord?'
'How much does he weigh?' (asked only moments after birth - this happens all the time)
'When can I get the epidermal?'
from a dad sitting outside his wife's room, reading a book... 'You're not going to leave my wife ALONE are you?' (as the RN is going to check on her other patient)
from a mom who looked down at the security sticker placed on her shirt upon admission to the unit... 'My name ain't Triage' (??!!!)
'What time will my wife deliver?' (hmmmmmmmmmm...)
'What is amniotic fluid?' (yikes!)
only moments after birth... 'I don't have any milk, so I can't breastfeed'
This only goes to prove that more often than not, OBs are not giving any useful information to their patients. So many moms present to the delivery unit filled with questions about very basic information that should have been given to them during the past NINE months of their care with their OBs. Shame on them!!!
-Wife, Momma, RN,