In fact, pain is not a strong enough word.
Perhaps I’ll paint you a picture instead: a 100kg man kicking you repeatedly in the family jewels (say for oh, 9 hours) with steel capped boots, whilst someone else whacks you continually in the lower abdomen and back with a baseball bat that has been roasted in an open fire. All with the aim of passing a 4kg watermelon with a supposed smile on your dial.
We’ll see then if you’ll be requesting some strong pain relief. My bet is you’ll be begging for mercy!
So how dare you?! Only a male (and therefore incapable of ever knowing the excruciating pain that is childbirth) could advocate something so preposterous!! Leading up to my own labour experience, I did all the right “drug free” preparations. Yes, that included forking out $300 and 5 Thursday nights of my free time for the privilege of attending a “Calmbirth Class”.
AN ACTUAL MOTHER!
Well said Donna – only you girls would know! Bill Cosby in his comedy sketch on “Natural Childbirth” tells what Carol Burnett described to him as to what labour pains feel like – “take your bottom lip and pull it over your head”! and I would add to that then try and whistle!!
see – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFMVeZyhagI (part 1) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-AG_yF1Uw&NR=1 (part 2)
Have a look – I’m sure you’ll get a chuckle.
The male midwife IS a strange concept but I suppose many ob/gyn are men too. Does one need to have experienced childbirth to be able to give advice? How many female middies are mothers? How many births are actually the same? I don’t know. This clearly didn’t work for you though!? Thanks for Rewinding x