Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Natural Birth

Insert this into your story...

The doctor says, "Whoops.
There seems to be triplets here..........


This story has been withdrawn to be edited, polished and submitted.  Wish me luck.




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Authors note: I didn’t want to write about a conventional birth. As you can see I have fairly strong opinions on what happens within maternity care. The conversations in this piece would not be far out of the norm in a maternity ward, where many doctors, although caring and professional, often forget that the woman birthing has a right to an opinion and deserves to be heard – not talked over the top of as if she were not there.

4 comments:

Laetitia :-) said...

I love it. I knew we weren't talking about a human giving birth when the intern tried to stop fluid from getting on her moleskins but I wasn't sure which species was under discussion.

But how do we know that the intern has manicured nails when she's wearing gloves?

Annie Evett said...

thanks Laeticia - I imagined them threatening to burst out of the rubber gloves and that you can see the red fingernail polish! I'll do some editing with this later on.. thanks for the pointer

gigidiaz said...

Dammit! You beat me!!!
But I forgive you cause your Fiction Friday is really good!

Bobbi said...

Excellent post! I loved that you used an unusal situation instead of a regular "human" birth. Great job!