Warning: Lengthy post and contains a hefty number of TMI moments. Read at your own risk.
I’m having fits of giggles remembering one of FRIENDS episode, “The One With The Birthing Video” [S08E15] (for those who do not know, I am a FRIENDS geek and I get cheap thrills reciting lines extracted from the series)(Yes I’m one of those annoying people who memorizes drama lines)(And yes I do memorize every lines from every episodes). Here’s one particular scene that I really love:
Rachel: (about the birthing video) Why is that baby torturing that woman?
Chandler: Why have I seen this thing three times?!
Monica: It’s still beautiful.
Rachel: It’s horrible!
Monica: I know! I know, I’m so sorry for you!
Rachel: Oh, my God!
(Monica and Rachel cover their eyes)
Rachel: What do I do? I don’t want to do this! How do I get out of it?
Chandler: You guys, you guys, look!
Rachel: What? Did her ass explode?!
It’s normal for one to wince when they hear about childbirth. It is normally associated with pain and fear and a combination of these two words innately paint quite an unfavourable picture. It’s immensely hard for a person to react to childbirth without looking like Monica, Rachel and Chandler.
So when I gave birth to Aidan, I was naturally bombarded with kajillion questions.