Video of a pregnant woman seemingly harassed by a medical provider is going viral on TikTok.
TikTok user @jay_goddess_ posted a series of videos to her TikTok account showing that he was harassed by a nurse practitioner trying to obtain a note to take her out of work. The woman, named Jillian, is seven months pregnant.
The video of the conversation has allegedly been removed by the video-sharing platform several times. It picks up in the middle of the interaction. Jillian explained in videos posted to her account that the NP was hostile toward her throughout the examination, and she called the woman a “weirdo.”
The incident spilled into the waiting room, where the NP is heard weirdly questioning her thought process behind getting pregnant.
“What were you thinking about when you got pregnant? That you were not gonna work?” the NP asks. “I’m just curious because I’ve had three kids. I worked until the second they were born.”
“Do you know how I feel?” Jillian asks.
“I want to know your mindset. When you got pregnant what were you thinking about?” the provider presses.
“I was thinking about having a kid. I’m confused about where you’re going at.” Jillian responds.
“I’m confused too because you came in here, and I did an assessment, and I gave you my best medical advice, and you didn’t like that.”
Jillian explains that she’s been experiencing pain and wants a note so she can take it easy for the last two months of her pregnancy. The nurse practitioner accuses her of fraud and then approaches her. Jillian puts her arms up in defense while the woman appears to swipe at her with a laptop cover.
The Philly Pregnancy Center responded to the incident with a comment defending the provider.
“IN this clip, please note that the NP tried to have a conversation with a terribly upset patient. The NP examined the patient and to her professional opinion she thought that medically there is NO indication for the patient to be excused completely from work,” the comment read. “Right or wrong, this is a different discussion.”
They continued, “Do you think healthcare providers are not entitled to a professional opinion even though it may be against the wish of the patient?” The practice explains that the interaction occurred after the patient cursed at the provider and aggressively approached the NP, resulting in her holding up the laptop cover.
“We do not deserve this kind of treatment and harassment that we have endured by this patient and her followers on social media and beyond,” the practice wrote. “We will continue to serve our patients with the same dedication, love, and care.”