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Well last night we had yet another huff and puff class. It was the class id been waiting the last 3 weeks for. The night we got the grand tour of the birthing suites and post natal ward.

However, i now wish id never wanted to see it so badly :(

The class started off with us learning about different methods of delivery, those being forceps, suction cup, empisiotomy, caesarean both elective and emergency, induction and augmentation. We also watched a video on a c-section being done. That’s one that i would like to avoid. Not only for the recovery time, stitches and so on, but because once bub is born i would get to hold it for a little bit and then Craig and bub go away to show off bub (if any family had arrived by then of course) while i get left behind in recovery with no one but nurses and doctors. I guess i don’t like the idea of not having Craig or bub by my side after all id just gone through. Like they have the easy pass, ‘Kim does all the work and then we just pack up and leave her in pain while we go enjoy the moment’.

Any way back to the dreaded tour. After the video and discussions we had a quick break and then made our way up to Level 5. Labour ward and post natal ward. We walked down a long corridor which seemed to go on forever, before arriving at the birthing suites. I was ok walking around the midwives station and all the other ‘rooms’, but the moment we stepped into a empty room that wasn’t being used i freaked. All i could see was a bed, in the middle of an empty room. I don’t know what i was expecting but it sure as hell was not that. There was a few chairs, toilet and a shower. Some windows with curtains. The room was HOT and not welcoming. Another lady who is due a week before me burst into tears. I think its hitting home with her just how close it is for her. I didn’t feel much better. I just kept gazing around the room. I guess i felt like i had no privacy in there. Because its so open and nothing is close by. Just a bed in a room. When Liz our ‘teacher’ said we were moving on to the post natal wards, i was out of there.

The walk to the post natal wards was a quite one, Craig was talking to me, i was answering but no idea what was asked or said. I was frozen. Walking around the post natal wasn’t much better. It looked feral, the rooms were tiny and visitors were packed/cramed into see new mums. Again, it wasn’t very inviting. I was disappointed in fact. Now i’m glad they only keep you in 2 nights, because any more then that wouldn’t be fun. I remember looking at the midwifes and none of them looked friendly, but more angry and not happy to be there, or the type that would look at you stupid if you asked something. Oh well, to late now i have to give birth somewhere.

Class ended at 8. Thirty minutes earlier then normal, but i was glad. I couldn’t have handled any more time there. Went from the class id been looking forward to, to the class i regret attending the most.

Off that topic for the moment. Yesterday morning i had a fall in the shower. Slipped on some shampoo and split the shower floor even more then what it was prior to my accident. Have told real estate, but still no word on if they are going to come and get it repaired. I landed heavily on my left side/back. No damage just bit tender and sore now.

That’s about all i have to report on.