Things We Learn in Birth Class
April 15, 2009

A. Dr. Mathra shoving his face in mine is going to help me manage the experience.

B. "Manage the experience" is the medically-approved euphemism for "scream through a whole lotta pain."

C. I've become that skeptical woman in birth class who leans back in her chair with arms crossed in disbelief, because while I love my husband and I certainly he's the most handsome thing in the world, I really don't think having his face inches from mine is going to relax me while I'm doing the whole labor thing.

Call it a gut instinct.

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