Saturday, January 15, 2011

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

There I was left alone in the office with a woman seeking care while the attending walked down the hallway. You'd think that every disproportionately overweight woman (stomach bigger than the rest of her body) would be pregnant in an obstetric practice. At least that's what I thought.

"How's your pregnancy going?" I asked to try to break the uncomfortable silence and be the caring young professional that I am.

A look of sheer horror filled her face and I knew that I had done the un-done-able. "I'm not pregnant..." she said indignantly with wide and a 40 yard stare that filled in the rest of the sentence ( asshole).


Rule #234 of OB/Gyn:

Every overweight woman who walks into an OB/Gyn clinic setting is not pregnant.