By Peggy Vincent
During this attractive account of her profession as a midwife, Vincent describes the hilarious, occasionally scary, occasions surrounding the looks of a brand new human being.
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Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations word list Bleep/crash calls half I: method of care communique Documentation Admission to, and discharge domestic from, the supply suite studying from medical incidents move of care among pros Reviewing what occurred extra analyzing for half I half II: basic and low-risk labour Vaginal exam Intravenous cannulation administration of standard labour Prelabour rupture of membranes at time period (37-42 weeks) administration of the 1st degree of labour Fetal tracking Fetal scalp blood sampling Augmentation of labour Cord-blood sampling Epidural ana.
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Relaaaaax, softly, now. Soft. Soft. Soft. ” She sat up again, legs dangling a foot above the floor. She banged her heels into the bed frame, rocking and moaning. Her voice strained toward a new high as she gripped my shoulders and pulled me back and forth till I felt like a sapling in a hurricane. It was a birth dance of sorts, but she’d definitely taken the lead. I could only let her use me any way she saw fit. I hummed when she hummed. I crooned when she crooned. I swayed when she swayed. When she squeezed me, I squeezed back.
I blushed and muttered, “Hello, Mrs. ” Covering my embarrassment, I ducked my head and pinned my cap back in place. She looked up from the pillow, her sprayed bouffant hairdo an exact duplicate of Jacqueline Kennedy’s, except Jackie had dark brown hair and Mrs. Purdue was a bleached blond. And Mrs. Purdue wasn’t wearing a pink suit. She wore a hospital gown with a blue-gray print that looked like my grandfather’s pajamas. “Peggy? ” I knew what she was about to say, and I didn’t want to hear it.
Just call me Kay. In hard labor I won’t respond to ‘Mrs. ” “Okay . . Kay. ” I wondered if she’d like her husband to come for the birth. It would be unusual, of course, but they’d begun making exceptions for bigwigs and doctors’ wives, and I thought they’d probably extend the privilege to Mrs. Purdue. “Mrs. Pur . . Kay, shall I see if I can get the doctors to let your husband be with you? ” “Oh, I’ve already cleared it with Dr. Hammond, but I don’t want John here till the end. ” “But Dr. Hammond’s not on call.
Baby catcher : chronicles of a modern midwife by Peggy Vincent