Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I'm scarred...I still hear screaming

At the hospital, we had to do a stat scan on a patient who just walked in, about 39 weeks pregnant with zero prenatal care. She was dilated 4cm and in pain. Now I am not just talking about being uncomfortable but like full blown pain.

And she was a tad bit too late to receive an epidural.

I have never in my life, hear someone scream so loudly. Her contractions were about 3 minutes apart. She was just clearly not having it. Seeing her face, watching her cry, hearing her pain...it literally scarred me.

How in the world do people do this?!?! How do you deal with that amount of pain?!?!

I'm scarred. I can still hear her screaming!! :-/

A couple weeks ago I saw a c-section. That was the craziest, coolest, thing I have seen in quite some time. It is just nuts how they literally takes your parts out of your body, flop them on your belly, clean you out, and sew you back together. Like no big deal. Oh and they pull a 6 plus pound baby out of you. Crazy!!

Next on the list...vaginal birth. I hope it happens soon, I'm kinda anxious to see how that plays out. I am sure it is just as interesting and crazy. A baby coming out of your who-ha! I cannot imagine!! It scares the crap out of me....but I don't think that will stop me from having a kid or two.

Totally loving my externship experience thus far. Seeing far more than I ever imagined.


Rebekah said...

I can't imagine seeing a c section! That terrifies me! I never screamed during labor but I wasn't very nice. Contractions are no joke! And I thought watching my son be born would totally gross me out but I watched the entire thing in the mirror and it was actually really neat!

Rebecca Maier said...

For sure contractions are the worst pain ever! Although I've never had kidney stones and hear those are worse. I have found the less prepared you are for the pain of labor the worse it is. My first was awful then I had an epidural, my second was not so bad and I made it to 6 cm like it was no big deal until my midwife broke my water - then it was horrible. However, and this is huge, I recovered way better doing it natural versus drugs. So I'll be doing it that way again in a few weeks! In fact I'm even going the home birth route! Don't let the screaming scare you. Human bodies are amazing and can do amazing things, plus the result is so worth all the pain you go through!

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

So I have to say, I watched both of my brothers be born...yup! It was pretty traumatic for me! hahaha

I can't imagine what that would be like - to see a c-section or to hear screaming like that! WHOA!

Kate said...

I've passed kidney stones twice and have been in labor for 24 hours - they both suck equally! When I passed my kidney stones (about 6-9 years ago) I remember the nurse telling me that I had had my first two children... the stones. It terrified me. Haha!! I still can't believe I ended up having a c-section. I would probably vomit if I knew what it looked like. My mom is crazy and watched a c-section online after I had mine... because she wanted to see what I went through. Gross. Just gross.