We have the technology….we can rebuild him…
We can give him a C-section or he can do natural…..
I swear these were the exact thoughts running through my head as a very young and recently announced new-mom-to-be-co-worker sat in my office to solicit my advice on which course of childbirth she should take (because apparently I double as an OBGYN in my spare time).
But excuse me…. Is there really a choice?
“The C-section is the Mercedes of childbirth” I informed her.
And why would anyone choose to do it any other way? The result is the same and you pretty much come out of it the way you went in-plus or minus a very small -under the bikini-line-scar.
Uh, we have electricity folks….let’s not be afraid to use it.
‘And what about Lamaze?’ She asked
My answer?... “If I ever had to pay someone to teach me how to breathe, come and take my baby away because I am apparently too stupid to know what to do with it”
Did Charles Ingalls tell Caroline to remember her breathing technique when she was in labor or did he tell her to get cracking and shove out another girl so she can go make dinner, sew dresses and plow the fields?
What did the Pilgrims do when they went into labor? Where were the breathing coaches back then?
Out back humping Indians that’s where!
Oh my….How did they all get by?
Watching her go to enlist more mom-opinions, I am sure that she will be filled to the brim with gruesome labor horror stories by the end of the day. And in the end she, of course, will make up her own mind.
But nothing wrong with dishing out a little intact-vagina food for thought.
Pro C-Section Disclaimer:
These are the opinions of an unstretched and taut vaginal clearing and might not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of some newly enlarged, gaping entry ways.