Monday, August 4, 2008
Do you see the woman in the center of the picture holding the baby? That's my OB. Ok, silly. That's not really my OB; that's Ma from Little House on the Prairie. But it might as well be my OB because they look and act very much alike. Now imagine having this conversation with Ma:
Dr. Ma: Go ahead and lay down on the table and we'll see if we can hear the baby.
Dr. Ma: So the burning-- does it hurt while you're emptying your bladder?
Me: No, not really. More before and after.
Dr. Ma: Does it hurt during sex?
Me: *Pause* Oh. We don't... do that. Sex.
Dr. Ma: *Laughs* You know, sex won't hurt anything.
Me: (I think I just made a face out of sheer embarrassment)
Dr. Ma: There's an old wive's tale that says if you have sex when you're further along, it can induce labor. Maybe you'll have to test that when it comes time?!
Me: Oh, God. Maybe!