Then a colleague enters the frame and gives a sarcastic impression of a demanding relative.
“I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” he says. “Can I have some water? Excuse me! May I have a blanket?”
Four Emory Healthcare employees appeared in the minute-long clip, which went viral before it was taken down.
Another nurse who appears in the video laments about mothers who ask about the weight of their newborns while holding them.
The delivery room prank sparked outrage and concern from online observers, many of whom said nurses should not criticize those they are supposed to care for.
“Imagine saying these words with the most women [vulnerable] moments in our lives,” reads one of the posters.
ABC affiliate WSB-TV confirmed that all of the nurses in the video have been fired.
“This video does not represent our commitment to patient- and family-centered care, and is inconsistent with the values and standards we expect each member of our team to uphold and demonstrate,” Emory University Midtown Hospital said after the video was released.
Former employees made the video as part of TikTok’s “ick” challenge, in which employees complain about the more unpleasant aspects of their jobs.