17 July, 2011
Give* & Take** (*Birth) (**Drugs)
Once it was clear that my little girl had 10x fingers and 10x toes, my main concern was leaving the hospital with the right baby.
#5: Having an additional birthing partner (my wife’s sister) made our second labour much easier. I was able to focus all my attention on supporting my wife, while her sis took the role of convincing our midwife to request an epidural (after a business plan pitch, a cash-bribe and an attempt at hypnosis had all failed, a dossier of compromising photographs from the midwife’s college days finally provided the necessary leverage). Then later, keeping the waiting doctor from leaving until the anaesthetist finally arrived.