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Subject: [Leica] BIRTHING! :-) WITH LEICA'S !
From: kcarney1 at (Ken Carney)
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:05:06 -0500
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  On 9/20/2010 1:57 PM, tedgrant at wrote:
> Ken Carney offered:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] WAS: LUG 2010 YEAR BOOK! PETER! :-) NOW DOCTOR. :-)
>>   Great.  For our last child, my wife wanted to do the "Lamaze natural
>> childbirth" thing.  I went to classes with her, and as nearly as I could
>> tell my role was to be in the delivery room to offer support with
>> breathing etc.  Anyway, our last was three weeks premature.  On a rush
>> trip to the ER, spouse wanted "the ******* shot".  Too late, they said,
>> it is happening now.  So I was in the delivery room in a gown and mask,
>> offering support.  This now involved holding spouse's hand, which kept
>> pressing fingernails into my palm, causing a substantial blood loss (no
>> single-malt in the delivery room).  Every once in a while an assistant
>> would pass me a towel to wipe up the blood and give me an easily
>> translatable look.  Such fun, but the kid turned out OK so no 
>> regrets.<<<<<<<<
> Hi Ken.
> Your description is fairly modest and mild compared to some with extremely 
> loud out bursts of unrepeatable language! And father blood loss at the 
> same time from fingernail surgical action!"  The best place to shoot this 
> birthing event, that is if one should have the good fortune to capture 
> this miracle of life happening.
I've heard the pain level of a kidney stone (had a bad one) compared to 
giving birth, but I imagine birth is more like the mother of all kidney 
stones.  I guess a really good way to meet your maker would be to film 
as a video, with high-def audio.

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