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I don't know why, but I've been reading information on Unassisted Childbirth lately. I really, really don't know why. Two things about it don't make any sense: 1. I am not pregnant, nor do I expect to be anytime soon, and 2. I'm not considering UC for myself in the future. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about UC for those that want it. I don't. I have enough medical problems that if I'm giving birth, I want someone helping me. I do have great admiration, however, for those that do it. Still, it is completely illogical that I am reading about it lately.

Anyway, I was reading a list or something yesterday of the things one might want to have on hand. One of the items was "super glue in case of rips or tears." I asked Seth about it and he confirmed that super glue does the job and that a lot of surgeons are using superglue these days. Interesting. But here's the thing... if I were trying to super glue a tear... down there... by myself after I'd just given birth... oh my imagination runs wild with all the ways that could go wrong. There are just some things you DON'T want to glue shut. Ick.

And OUCH.

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eyelid From: eyelid Date: February 17th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
"super glue in case of rips or tears."
How can it be REAL UC if they're using all that technology??
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xiphias From: xiphias Date: February 17th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure, but it's fundamentally the same thing. I've used it for minor cuts on myself. Still, I don't think I'd want to use it for childbirth. Of course, if I, being male, am giving birth, I'd want a LOT of doctors on hand, anyway.
From: gittygiggles Date: February 17th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
i want to get a tatoo on my spone in the shape of an x and have above it "epidural goes here"
From: lola100 Date: February 17th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
amen.
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 17th, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you were pregnant, it could be useful to know those things just in case of emergency...

Otherwise... well, the drugs and doctors are there to be used.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 17th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not disagreeing that knowing ahead of time what to do would be useful. But I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't even consider putting superglue in or around my birth canal. There are just TOO many ways I could mess that one up.
gwiii From: gwiii Date: February 17th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
please don't describe them in any level of detail. please.
From: bodnej Date: February 17th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would be the ONLY time that a video camera is appropriate during childbirth.
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bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: February 17th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Supergluing yourself shut. Cheapest birth control ever.
From: lola100 Date: February 17th, 2005 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know someone who had a childbirth tear sewn up a little too much.... made some things VERY painful. She had to go back to the doctor to have it fixed.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 17th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
OWIE.

Maybe it really is a blessing that I haven't gotten pregnant yet.
From: have_inner_lady Date: February 18th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I've heard that many doctors do that routinely, as some sort of quiet gift. They call it "the husband stitch" because it restores a little of the taughtness lost during delivery.
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cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: February 17th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
um super glue thing scared me majorly
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 17th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have used super glue on cuts. But they were on my FINGERS. Ain't no way I am putting cyanoacrylates in a place I can't see without a mirror and uncomfortable bodily contortions.
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