For Those Who Don’t Know Nothin’ ’bout Birthin’ Babies

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“Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies!!”

new-baby.pngWell, Prissy, sometimes there’s just no time to wait for a doctor, so pay attention. The Art of Manliness has a great post on what to do in an emergency delivery situation. It’s addressed to husbands of expecting wives, but it’s useful information for everyone. I mean, chances are pretty good none of us will ever find ourselves in such a situation, but it’s always good to be prepared!! It does happen. The short list:

    Don’t panic
    Assess the situation
    Call for help
    Get mom comfortable
    Scrub up and prepare the birthing area
    Watch and guide – don’t force
    Rub the baby down
    Don’t cut or tie the cord
    Deliver the placenta
    Get medical attention ASAP

Do read the AoM post for more details on each. It also helps to have seen childbirth before, so, if you never have, be sure to check out the video they have posted of a cheesy 1966 California State Police Education Film on how to deliver a baby in a pinch. It’s a little strange, though, I must admit. The video is obviously scripted/acted, not a documentary, but they definitely somehow got a woman to agree to give birth in the back of a police car and let them film it. How does one time the filming of such a thing? Strange. But still helpful.

One Comment on “For Those Who Don’t Know Nothin’ ’bout Birthin’ Babies”

  1. I’m two months behind in my blog reading, which is how long ago I joined the staff of Roger Wicker of Mississippi. Unrelated to this particular post, but today we introduced the Senate companion to H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Roy Blunt is an original cosponsor. I don’t think we’ll get your other senator on board…

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