Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tonight I got a call from a mom whose water broke. She sounded a bit breathless on the phone. An hour later her husband called and said she was saying, "something's coming out". I told them to hustle to the birth center and I'd meet them there. They arrived, she plopped down on the bed, made pushing noises and I saw about a 4 inch circle of head. I asked for a glove and she had a baby about 4 minutes later.


She said the car ride was a bit uncomfortable. No kidding.


Ms. Moon said...

Don't you just love those precips? Well, they can be fraught with rushing but when they're over, they're such great stories. I was always envious of those moms as I could have started labor, gotten in a car and driven to a birth center in West Texas and had plenty of time to get settled in before the baby came.
One of my best friends had her second baby in the car in the parking lot of the birth center. She never made it into the building until after the baby came. And that was actually the very first baby born at that birth center.

Jo said...

I think a lot of people feel cheated, though. Rail roaded and denied the birth they were expecting. Oh, if only we could stage manage our own labours!