Deliver - Baby Delivery Scene
Video For Posterity
Any woman who has delivered a baby, and was conscious when she did, probably can tell you most of what went on in the delivery room. These days, just for good measure, when a woman delivers a baby, a video is often made of the entire process - so nobody forgets and so those who couldn't be there for the actual birth get to take part later. When the baby is old enough to understand a little bit, mom may show the video and explain how babies are born. It really is a great way to deal with the stork fable.
Stores of Baby Deliveries
The stories of the baby delivery scene are replete, many of them describing the father who couldn't handle the situation and either faints or throws up. Of course, there are many wonderful baby delivery scenes and stories that are amazing as the father is there to coach and encourage his wife or partner through the process of giving birth. And, truly, giving birth is an amazing and beautiful thing.
Nevertheless, there are times when the baby delivery scene is less than what everyone expected - or, depending upon your outlook - more than anyone expected. For instance, one woman wrote about being in labor and being examined by the doctor, only to find that she had dilated five centimeters but her water had not broken. When the doctor touched the cervix, the water broke - all over the doctor's pants, shirt, and shoes. Laughter from everyone but the doctor brought labor on hard enough to birth the baby very quickly.
Well Done, Captain!
We've all read stories about emergency support people delivering babies. It happens all of the time, and sadly, we don't hear enough of these great stories. They are a real encouragement. In Forest Grove, Oregon, a young couple ended up on the doorstep of the local fire department. The young man yelled into the fire hall, "My wife's having a baby!" The only one there to help was the fire chief himself. The crew was out dealing with a commercial fire and that left the chief alone to deliver the baby - which he did with finesse. It was his 29th delivery of his firefighting career. However, this time he was solo, the fire crew wasn't there to help delivery the baby boy, who arrived healthy and well. It has to be stressful for an emergency crew when, after the baby is born, the placenta has to be dealt with...