When I look back at my labor & delivery, the part I remember the most clear was _____
I was terrified during delivery. My OB even made the comment "Um.. what happened to my feisty sarcastic no nonsense patient?" Because I lay there stiff as a board not saying a word. So some things stick pretty clearly to me, some were a complete blur. But here's what I remember the most...
Charlie was delivered by C-Section. The doctor brought him around to let me see him for a moment before cleaning him up. He was white. All white. I read all the forums, I did the childbirth classes, I picked up the magazines.. they all said he'd be white. But I never imagined that much white! lol it's like someone painted him like a statue. And he looked like my grandfather. I remember that. After the "holy cow that's a lot of white stuff!".. it was "whoa.. he looks just like grampa."
What is the most clear memory of your labor/delivery?
I do have clear memories of all the labor/deliveries I attend as a doula. I have at least one moment from each that is stuck in my brain.
With my second labor the nurse had me sit up and wrap my arms around me while getting the epidural. I literally had my face buried in her chest and when they got it started I moaned "Oh that feels so good."
A little embarrassing in retrospect.
Oh, and my (ex) MIL walked in while I was giving birth. I didn't even care, I was like "Whatever, if she wants a crotch shot I will give her one she probably won't ever forget."