Look, no gloves! Is that the most amazing thing to imagine?
Notice my fat nose and puffy eyes. Classic PIH/Pre-eclampsia signs. Can you see my fingernails? Eek! They were at least an inch and a half long!
I had a roomate, only one, which was unusual at the time in that area. I got special treatment because my former husband and his mom worked at the hospital. I was also given loads of peanut butter cookies every day. (When is help not help?)
But, look what I am wearing! And I am breastfeeding. How did I think I was going to nurse in this tight dress? I didn't think about it and ended up nursing him on the toilet with my dress all pulled up and tucked under my neck.
It was also extremely painful to sit or stand because of the episiotomy. I wasn't pain-free until about 7 weeks postpartum and still feel the scar decades later.
Aren't my glasses the best? They are the size of dinner plates! How 1980's! And my "wings." laughing I still wear bangle bracelets. Have always loved them.
If it weren't for Tristan's birth... and then my Unassisted Birth of Meghann 19 months later... I would never have known I was supposed to be a midwife. Still in the dark after Tristan's birth, I thought it was so wonderful I wrote a thank-you letter to the doctor, nurses and president of the hospital! Can you imagine? After a mediolateral episiotomy! shaking head
Do you have a story from the early 80's or before? Do you have a blog? Tell your stories!