Originally Posted by chpiper
My own birth had some memorable moments too...my first birth was 47 minutes long... (INTENSE) I arrive at the hospital ready to push, contrax on top of each other, really in the throws of labor and some nurse brings a paper to me with a bunch of faces on it asking me to show her which one resembles how I am feeling...I said circle the one that has a head coming out of her vagina...
This is my favorite in 24 pages! God, I laughed. And had to repeat to dp.
My births were great so I don't have any bad stories of my own to add. But I attended a friend's birth - and that doc....
She couldn't be bothered to come in the middle of the night, so my friend was told not to push, not to push. Met the on call doc and he seemed nice. I told her she should go ahead with him, but she wanted to wait for her doc. Big mistake... Her doc finally shows up. Mom is pushing. She is worried and unsure if everything is going ok. She asks the doc - no answer. I tell her everything is fine, but she is scared because the doc won't answer her - so she assumes the worst. Repeat, repeat, repeat. I was just seething. So baby is out TO HIS EARS and the doc very roughly SHOVED HIM BACK IN, my poor friend SCREAMS, doc cuts an epi, baby is born. I was beyond horrified, and wanted to punch her and cuss her out, but figured doc would have me removed from the room and my friend clearly needed someone with her to tell her things were ok - though clearly they weren't! THEN as the doc is stitching her up - get this - says "I am the best there is at repair." No shit Sherlock - you unnecessarily cut all women whether they need it or not, so you have plenty of practice!
And her doc is a woman. After my friend is cleaned up and it is all over, the nurse tells me I did a great job helping my friend. I thanked her; she was nice and did the best she could under the circumstances. The doc has the nerve to chime in, agreeing with the nurse's compliment. I gave her a dirty look and walked away. If I'd started - with just even one little comment - it would have been a floodgate, and I didn't want my friend to remember a slew of namecalling and a fist fight as her birth memory.