Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Random Moments from Labor and Birth

Random moment #1:

OB would come in and turn up the pitocin (or direct someone to do so).

Nurse would watch the monitor and see the contractions coming every minute or so and then turn it down.

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Repeat above for random moments #2 and #3.

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Random moment #4 (while discussing whether or not I wanted -- and if there was still time for -- an epidural):

The OB: "Jill -- now is not the time to dawdle."

Me: "Dr. [insert name here]...If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice." [Cue to me thinking I was incredibly clever quoting the lyrics of a very old Rush song somewhere between seven and nine centimeters dilated.]

The OB: [Blank stare.]

Me: "I have to push...NOW!"

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P.S. Happy holidays. ;)

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