The best part is that after the big, (often) tearing push, the baby goes on the mom's chest, the partner leans over and pushes her sweaty hair back from her face, they gaze at their new, crying baby who is covered in white vernix together and glow. They all glow.
Terrifying and amazing.
oh, yeah. so I started my ob-gyn rotation and freaking love it.
"a healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving".
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves