Thursday, July 3, 2008

The most amazing thing

Even though I have literally seen thousands of births, it still amazes me.

The woman is pushing and at first, just a smidgen of head is visible if I'm separating the labia. Then after some more pushing, the head is seen without my assistance (at this point, I'm frequently styling the hair into a ponytail/mohawk). Then a few more pushes, and she's crowning.

And then it's done. Once the baby crowns, it's pretty quick. But it's so cool to see the head come out, turn, and then the rest of the body follows.

Just beautiful.


trb310 said...

absolutely enjoyed reading your posts. Laughing quite a bit here in my office waiting on patients. Thanks for the laugh. I agree it is a beautiful site.

dr. whoo? said...

Yes, it is truly an amazing thing, just as long as you don't have to see it all so often in a short period of time! Hope the list is coming along well :)