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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:No BS. Well, I assisted in delivery of two babies tonight, anyways. Tonight is my first night on call on my obstetrics and gynecology rotation.

The first was a baby boy, premature. The second was a healthy, 9-pound baby girl! Yes, NINE POUNDS! That delivery took forever. Poor mom was on the verge of giving up.

Two weeks ago today, I watched the tragedy of my father's death. Today, I watched the miracle of birth...twice. I only wish that I could call my dad up and tell him about it. But I felt his spirit in the delivery room tonight. He was there with me and he was loving it.

Ka-wow. What a night. And I will never forget the first baby I helped deliver. A premature boy with the initials M.S.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's 4:00 AM and I need to be awake another 16 hours yet (I've already been awake 23), so I need to get some coffee.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid

Total posts: 1032
Posted:hooray for babies !!

well done you


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny

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Fire Mama


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Location: West coast gal,Canada

Total posts: 53
Posted:Good on ya!What an amazing thing it is to witness the arrival of a new being! It's mindblowing to be a part of this grand cycle of birth-death-birth....it's everywhere around us.I was one day late for an opportunity to witness my friends birth(on a plane back from India...hoping to get there in time!!!).Of course you dad was with you...and proud he was....
Have a good baby birthing rotation!
(cigar)


Thru meditation I program my heart to beat break beats and hum bass lines on exhilation....

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:You've seen almost everything now, Mike.

The only thing left is to see your own baby being delivered...that will be the finishing touch.

(PS My little monster was 9.5 pounds, even bigger than that 'little' girl)


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:or to see a frog give birth to an elephant....

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Charles, I'm gay, remember? Actually, one of the babies I delivered was to a father who is an anesthesiology resident.

Just as I finished my last post, I was called away to assist in a C-section, which was amaaaaazing!! An 8 lb. 15 oz. baby boy.

So that brings the total to three.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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King Of Bongo


King Of Bongo

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Location: Berlin

Total posts: 522
Posted:or pigs fly...


Your life is ending one minute at a time...
So live it.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:thats just dumb now..

you dont help assist the birth of a baby for years, then 3 come along in the space of 24 hours.


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_Stix_


_Stix_

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Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
Posted:Mikey - hunny.. just coz your gay doesn't mean you can't have a baby! You never know.. you could find a best female friend and you know 'help her out' and you could all live together in a loveing family - man what I'd do for 2 Dads!

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Brave man - I reckon I'd be put off women, children and porn for months after that, the old Sex Ed classes scarred me for life...

Didn't Arnold Schwaznegger have a baby once? Maybe it wasn't real


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SaBBaS


enthusiast
Location: Madrid, Spain

Total posts: 215
Posted:isn't that a movie or something?

anyway, congrats mike!!! yaaaay!! *throws confetti*

anyway, i think there is another reason you won't see your own baby delivered... *whisper* men don't give birth... except arnold schwarzenegger perhaps


Don't you destroy your enemy by making him your friend?? - Rev Bem (Magog), Andromeda

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Junior?

had danni di vito in..


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Kinudin (Soul Fyre)


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Location: San Diego, California, USA

Total posts: 1325
Posted:Awesome Mike, congratulations. That is amazing about the turnaround of events that happened.

MedSchool isn't so boring now is it?
(Speaking of which... try to get online sometime! )

*hugs*
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Astar


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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Total posts: 1591
Posted:Crazy stuff. Im guessing this makes all the crazy hard work of medschool worth it.

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Kyrian


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Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:way cool! and you can still have kids mike. altho, mebbe they won't have your genetics, depending on the situation, but there's positive and negative to that. i'm happy for ya, and i'm still clueless in cali as for what im doing, but best of luck, and best of luck geting some good sleep when this is over!

*makes wish to never have 9lb baby, especially as that would be an all too significant portion of the weight in that area of my body.....*

love ya mike, happy fourth of july that you'll sleep through....


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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New Hampshire has a point....

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Jello


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Location: Mpls, MN, USA

Total posts: 646
Posted:Yes, as MisStix* said, there is always that possibility Congrats on assiting in the births, I can imagine its an amazing experience, albiet kind of a, well, "icky" one:p

And my sincere condolances for your father, I can't imagine what that would be like.


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Astar


member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.

Total posts: 1591
Posted:I think who you are is like 5% genetic and 95% learned.

Also when i was born i weighed 10 pounds and 6 ounces.


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Woo!

HCH No 2
Location: Chester, Cheshire.

Total posts: 216
Posted:Thats soo kewl!! That woould be so god to see, in real life, i know te vids put u off, but i suppose u dont get all of the rush...

Chili Pepper on jims account



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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

old hand
Location: Chester, UK

Total posts: 725
Posted:Awwwwwwww

Having never seen up close the miracle of an human baby (I was kinda in the hospital when my littlest bro was born, but not present for the 'moment'), my closest experience is helping lamb a flock of sheep.

Its still pretty amazing after you've helped delivery this little bundle of legs thats all covered in many wonderful type of goo, at 2.30 on a cold April morning. But you put lamb and mum together, and a few bleats later, after some licking and nudging from mum, you've got the lamb taking its first few tentative steps.

I'll never grow bored of that feeling ya get then, having helped this new life into the world.


Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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Paddy


back from the dead...sort of
Location: 4341'N 7938'W

Total posts: 884
Posted:I think the freakiest (or most wonderful?) thing about birth would be realizing that the little thing you're holding right afterward was INSIDE YOU 30 SECONDS AGO! THE WHOLE BLOODY THING!

Such a unique feeling I will never get to experience...

But then I won't experience 18 hours of labour either.

Congrats Mike! That's as close as us XY types are going to get.


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Flynt
SILVER Member since May 2002

Flynt

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Total posts: 5635
Posted:i helped birth a llama once.

well, actually, i just kinda stood there and cheered the mum llama on, and tried not to get squeamish.

still, it was a lovely and intense moment!

Congrats Mike what a beautiful thing to experience! xoxoxox


Currently on the right side up of the world.

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Kittytheravequeen


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Location: down the bottom of the garden,...

Total posts: 285
Posted:well done mike that must have been wonderful for oyu

keep up the good work


i'll draw you a picture ill draw it with a twist ill draw it with a razorblade ill draw it on my wrist and if i do it right a red fountain will appear washing away my sorrow washing away my fear

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:Sir sheep, you are forgetting the best part of lambing...

Swinging the lamb gently around your head to clear the meconium and other gunk (and trying to innocently hit people nearby with it).

---<settles down and waits for all the animal rights activists to bomb his intro page>---


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I've helped lamb before. The farmer reached in, tied a rope around the lamb's neck, and yelled "Pull, damnit!". That was in New Zealand.

But this was...amazing.


-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Charles
BRONZE Member since Jun 2001

Charles

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Location: Auckland

Total posts: 3989
Posted:I have to agree with you there, Mike.

I was present during Jacub's birth (caesarian) and it's the most amazing thing anyone can ever experience, let alone more than once...

Escpecially whenthey are soo big, I still have no idea how he managed to fit inside my angel.


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BurningByron


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Location: Australia

Total posts: 340
Posted:I'm hopefully starting med next year! Lightning I'm so jealous! I cant wait till I'm delivering babies!!!

HOW TO FLY 101:
step 1. Throw your self at the ground.
step 2. Miss.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:EURGH!!!

IVE JUST REALISED!!

you saw her lady bits!!!


eurgh!!


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Jon, you have a problem with lady parts?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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UCOF
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Posted:no...i love them

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Charles,

I agree that it must be most amazing to watch your own child be born. I'm sad I'll likely never have that experience. But I am not chosen to have that experience, and I believe that maybe there is a reason. Those of us who cannot have our own are often the most loving of children in general. My best teachers in school were those who had none, so maybe it's appropriate that I want a career in pediatrics.

However, it was also interesting for me to observe the spectrum of experiences that I did.

The Indian family that had the C-section with all the relatives praying outside in the hallway, the single woman who had fled Africa and for whom we didn't know who the father was. The couple where she was a violinist for the Toledo Symphony and he was an anasthesia resident. Two first G1's (first pregnancy) and one G2 (second pregnancy) Interesting to compare the similarities and differences of this collection of people from such vastly different backgrounds going through this amazing experience.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Latex


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Total posts: 55
Posted:I was there when my daughter was born. It was at the same time the best and one of the worst experiences of my life.

I did not enjoy seeing my ex in that kind of pain. And... I'm a very squeamish person. I could not even wash out the wound of one of my frogs after it had an abscess lanced. It took every bit of will power I had to not run screaming from the delivery room.

It was worth it all, however, the first time I held her.

Let me give you a bit of advice on two things NOT to do. Our doctor did both of them.

After the baby was delivered he held the placenta up to my ex and started explaining something about how my daughter was up against the shinny side. She said something along the line of get that damn thing out of my face; I want to see my f*&king baby.

The next thing he did wrong was when he was stitching up her episiotomy. Weve all heard the jokes about putting in extra stitches, he actually turned to me and asked me if I wanted him to put a few extra in. If he wasnt standing at my exs mangled genitals with a needle he would be dead today.


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