My last pregnancy was exactly that-my LAST pregnancy. I wasn’t sure it would be until I went through one of the scariest moments of my life. The operating room will never be quite the same.
“Sure. You’ll be asking for an epidural when labor hits.”
“Contractions are the worst pain ever. There is no way.”
“Anyone who chooses not to get an epidural needs intense psychiatric evaluation and treatment.”
“I thought I was going to die. You need one.”
Skin-to-skin in the operating room can be challenging for several reasons. The good news is that a lot of Ob/Gyns want to change things too! Here are some tips on how you can do your part in this revolution!
I remember when she got pregnant. She was thrilled. I was not.
“Do you see what I see?” asked my partner. I was certain we wouldn’t be able to see anything yet. But there it was….staring back at me. Was that an owl? An owl with two round black, beady eyes.
As if being pregnant for a million years isn’t hard enough, the pressure of everyone knowing your expiration date just intensifies it. Everyone understands that having a baby too early can be dangerous, but what about too late?
As an OB/GYN, I didn’t ever think I would have much to learn about birth from a Kardashian sister. But, flashback to 2010: I was pregnant and I was a bit terrified about the impending delivery. And then I saw this.