Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Guess the clueless Ottawan obstetrician

Apparently there is an Ottawa Civic based high-risk obstetrician who has a habit when seeing women who have gained a significant amount of weight during their pregnancy to say,

"Gained a lot of weight there eh? Oink, oink."
Horrifying.

If you're reading this and it's happened to you that a health care professional has made such a comment you really ought to complain to them and/or their Chief of Staff and/or to their regulatory College.

Unfortunately weight-bias does not elude health care.

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