Cristina: Can't you just rotate the baby and-- and push his face away?
Connie: It's very risky, for the baby, for Meredith.
Shane (walks in): Uh, Dr. Yang. Dr. Webber needs you in O.R. two.
Cristina: To do what? I can't operate in the dark. No one is operating in the dark.
Meredith: Okay, just go. I'll be fine.
Cristina: Okay, happy, come here and update me as soon as they've made a decision. (Shane moves over toward Mer, Cristina leaves)
Derek: So what are the risks of repositioning the baby?
Meredith: Not the minor risks, the big, ugly, scary risks. Because I'm a lightning rod for those.
Connie: It's not an option.
Meredith: Why not?
Derek: Are you saying babies with face presentation can't be born naturally?
Connie: It's not a good option.
Derek: Neither is cutting into my wife in the dark.
Connie: How many babies have you delivered in your career, Dr. Shepherd? What, a couple, maybe more? When I say a vaginal delivery isn't an option, I mean, it's not an option. Now I could stand here and waste time explaining how your baby is in a mento-posterior position and how pushing a baby like that will hyperextend its neck, which can be fatal, or I can better spend my time prepping your wife... and baby for delivery that will not endanger either of their lives. So... which do you prefer?
Meredith: We're having a C-section in the dark.
Derek: Yes... we are.