Sunday, November 06, 2005

Birthing Class #2: Soundtrack to Gross

This is the one I had feared. I knew sooner or later we were going to have to watch the live-birth video. I wasn't sure that my stomach would be able to take it.

We only watch videos in pregnancy class that were made before I was born. Apparently, either the medical world decided that making a pregnancy video after 1975 was superfluous, or the Cottonwood Hospital is just incredibly cheap.

Well, I did pretty good through the first 3/4 of the thing. I was strong despite the creepy lady with her arms wrapped around herself, swaying side to side like she was possessed as she had contractions in her rocking chair. I was strong despite her equally creepy-nice husband was comforting and loving. I wasn't so strong once her pants came off. I closed my eyes tight when that baby started coming out. Unfortunately, I forgot to plug my ears as well.

"Hear comes the baby," said the doctor. I thought the coast was clear, until I heard the SPLASH! of amniotic fluids hit the hospital floor. One of the pregnant girls in our class screamed. That made me feel better.

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