Volume 109, Issue 5, Pages 775–776
Steven R. Lindheim, M.D., M.M.M., Tanya L. Glenn, M.D., Leah D. Whigham, Ph.D.
My worst healthcare experience was with a new OB/GYN at my appointment to confirm my first pregnancy. I was elated and couldn't wait to have the doctor congratulate me, but instead she told me that I was a detriment to my unborn child because I was going to be an overweight mother, and that my baby deserved better. I left the office crushed and heartbroken. If I hadn't needed to seek medical treatment to ensure a healthy pregnancy, I would have never returned. I requested a new doctor and filed a complaint with the hospital, but I never heard anything back from them.
– Rudd Center, personal communication