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.