I had a wonderful relationship with the OB-GYN that helped me bring my son into the world, and I truly felt like no topic or question was "off limits." I would bring a list of things I wanted to ask or discuss during our visits and we would talk and talk and talk until I felt comfortable and knowledgable and heard. However, there's no denying there are some inappropriate questions every mom wishes she could ask her OB-GYN; questions that maybe, possibly or totally bend the rules of social etiquette we all learn and stick to on a regular basis.
Usually, my questions were about my doctor's personal life that I had no business asking and would've definitely blended (or just erased) the line between a doctor and her patient. I guess I felt like if this woman was going to be staring at my vagina for an untold number of hours while I was in labor, I should know a thing or two about her, too. You know, just even the playing field a little bit. My doctor seemed to know everything about me (my medical history, my sexual history, my fears and my anxieties and even my hopes and dreams for the future) so I wanted to know the same about her. Still, I knew that asking her about extremely personal information probably wasn't he way to go. Sigh.
I'd like to think I'm not alone in my not-so-subtle urge to ask my doctor questions that have no business being asked. So, because a sense of solidarity is a thing that always makes me happy, here are a few inappropriate questions I think every mom wants to ask her OB-GYN, but doesn't because manners and stuff and things: