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JCC Birth videos: Why are people so freaked out about it?

Discussion in 'Community' started by TheGuardianofArlon, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I was in attendance for the births of both of my daughters, and followed my wife's advice of staying "up top" with her. No need to see what's going on down the there, the view of the giant bulge in her pelvic area when the head was about to come out was freaky enough for me.
     
  2. alt0233

    alt0233 Jedi Master star 2

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    You're still my favorite.
     
  3. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Why are people freaked out?

    1. It hurts. Take your worst pain and at least double it.
    2. Blood and guts are involved.
    3. Death. Childbirth still occasionally kills women. If not for modern medicine both I and my sister would probably be dead.
    4. Body parts ripping. Imagine something so big coming out of you that it rips the orifice that it comes out of. It doesn't always happen, but it happens often enough.
    5. Giant hemorrhoids. All the pushing and straining can cause some serious 'roids. If you've never had one consider yourself lucky.

    The list goes on but I'm bored of this already.
     
  4. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

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    You just made duende really horny.

     
  5. R2-DK

    R2-DK Jedi Knight star 2

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    http://www.cracked.com/article_19121_7-basic-things-you-wont-believe-youre-all-doing-wrong_p2.html
     
  6. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I really needed to read that while eating, honest.
     
  7. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It didn't matter what position I was in, it still hurt. Plus there was the indignity of it all.

    EDIT: But Kyle Katarn, according to Arlon it's natural so it shouldn't bother you at all!
     
  8. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    If a birthing video is like the birthing scene in Caligula, no thanks.
     
  9. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ya know, if you take out the line in your post about child birth, what you mentioned sounds a lot like the after effects of eating anything off the menu at Taco Bell. But I guess that's natural too and the smells that come from the bathroom after are so notorious.
     
  10. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    A SERBIAN FILM.
     
  11. Mortimer_Snerd

    Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight star 6

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    Butterfist.

     
  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not sure about doubling the worst pain, but the rest of it sounds pretty bad.
     
  13. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    My mother described giving birth as having the biggest, most painful bowel movement in your life.

    Does that sound about right?
     
  14. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I had a c-section, so can't tell you on the actual birth itself. (And thank God for that. Abdominal surgery was much less scary than the prospect of more giant hemorrhoids and the ripping and stretching. I was relieved when that decision was finally made.) But labor felt like ramped up period craps to me or perhaps being punched in the kidneys repeatedly with increasing intensity and frequency (for a male friendly comparison).

    EDIT: I need to make sure this isn't my last post on the old boards. Posting about giant hemorrhoids isn't how I imagined going out.
     
  15. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    It's painful, but it really isn't the nightmare that you are making it out to be.
     
  16. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    C-sections also take way more recovery time, and do lead to risk of infection greater than natural childbirth. But that doesn't matter Arlon wants to watch the beautiful nature of childbirth. You're like 20 dude, go find a date.
     
  17. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I had two C-sections. Hurt like hell afterwards, but yeah, I'll still take abdominal surgery over the descriptions I've heard of "natural" birth.

    Plus legally nobody is allowed to videotape. :p My husband was told not to go behind the curtain and try to "help" the doctors. His reaction was, "That's a joke, right?"
     
  18. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    My dad has video footage of nurses wheeling my newborn brother into the wrong room... true story.
     
  19. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Maybe not a nightmare for you, but it featured in mine for quite a while. One of my top 5 fears associated with a kid #2 is they make me go natural for the birth.

    I don't remember too much pain with the section. The epidural spot hurt more than the incision.
     
  20. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    It is frightening at first, but once you're in the thick of it, the fear goes away (for me, at least). The fear was replaced with determination to get the critter out of me.

    I was fairly modest before childbirth, but, again, once I was in the thick of it, I could have delivered my son on a street corner during rush hour. :p
     
  21. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    Why rush hour? With no traffic flowing people would have nothing better to do than watch. :p
     
  22. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Yeah, that's what I meant... the modesty flew out the window. :p
     
  23. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Luck you, seriously. I'm too much of a tightass to let go like that. Probably why I had to have the c-section in the first place. I was so thankful when it was all over because it meant random people would stop touching me. Yeah, I'm type A :)
     
  24. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    I was born via C-Section due to I think the cord wrapped around my neck or shoulder.
     
  25. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That says a lot...

    I have a friend who was born c-section. He seems pretty normal in most every way, except he always seems to want to leave using the window instead of the door.