I watched it yesterday...came in the middle so I didn't get the whole set up. I guess this woman was overdue & being induced and nothing was happening. So the doctor comes in and gives her one of those, "well, we can wait for another couple days over which you'll be getting injections, pitocin, etc. go through an eternity of pain and who knows whether it will all amount to anything, OR you can get a c-section in one hour." Then they leave them to decide while the husband paces rapidly from foot to foot - you can read his thoughts thinking, 'o my God, we can get this all over within an hour?' Of course the woman decides on a c-section and the doctor says smugly, "I think you've made the right decision." No, she made YOUR decision. I hate how they manipulate people! I felt so bad for her...denied the experience of natural birth for no reason. Not to mention she won't be so bloody psyched when she can't get out of bed for 3 weeks! Then they finish off the episode with her giving her 1 month old baby rice cereal as they play music like its the sweetest thing in the world. Ah, the mainstream!
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5/28/03 at 4:57pm