23 January 2009

Being a Bangkok Doula

Ah the joys of being a doula in Bangkok. You never know what kind of birth you'll get to see next.

Take this morning for example (without sharing too much online of course).

A) Hiring a doula is a good thing, especially if it turns out that your husband is still on a plane trying to get to you when the baby pops out.

B) Traffic police can be wonderful in rush hour in a city of 12+ million people. Two cops on a motorcycle (yes TWO) heard the mother hollering in the apartment building lobby and followed our taxi. They got the cop at the intersection to hold the light and let all of the cars through until our taxi got through.

C) Maybe it's a good thing I used to swear like a sailor because I think I heard every combination in the 8 pushes it took to get the little guy out :)

And that was my day.

Oh and it was not fun going 9 hours plus without pumping. The girls usually nurse every 2 - 3 hours during the day, but I think they did better than I did!



At 8:22 AM, Blogger Emily said...

wow...quite a wild ride! Glad everything turned out okay. Yes, a VERY good thing she hired a duola! What a birth story she will have!

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Glad you were able to be there for her especially since her hubby wasn't!
9 w/out pumping...can't imagine. Sorry.

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