Thursday, April 18, 2013

I'm Tempted...

 UPDATE: I can identify with this, especially the one about waddling (#6).
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...to say something really snarky, but I actually kinda understand this:

Fathers suffer at childbirth too - study

Even when there are no complications, having Dad in the delivery room can be a pain in the butt, and what woman in labour needs more pain? Their presence can actually be kind of annoying (I speak from experience).

You see, men have this instinct to be the fixer, but there's nothing they can do to stop the pain and agony of hard labour, even though they try. Still, it's nice for them to witness the birth of their child(ren) and to be able to hold the squirming, squawking little beasts right after they are born.

And it amazes me, that after several hours of agony, a new mother instantly forgets the pain, as soon as she gets to hold the little beast. At least that's how it was for me. Mind you, my first one was a breech delivery, and that was traumatic - and he was kinda big, too, at 8 1/2 lbs, and two weeks overdue. He was supposed to arrive on December 16th. He missed that deadline. He missed Christmas, but didn't make it to New Year's Eve. He came out bum first and I've always teased him about that. The first thing he did in this world was flash a moon at everyone.

The second one, his sister, was a breeze. Two weeks early and only 6 lbs and a bit. And she arrived the normal way - head first.

I have a question though. Why are babies born in the middle of the night, or at the very least, why do they keep you awake all through the night and sometimes into the next day? And then don't sleep through the night for many, many months, afterward. Little savages.

Oh, and why do doctors, etc., insist on laying you on your back when allowing gravity to assist would make it so much easier.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jesse said...

A couple of decades back: my wife had a doctor who believed in the woman sitting upright. He was a good doctor. Did a good job. js

April 18, 2013 1:10 pm  

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