Labor is no funny business as a lot of women will confirm. Some take hours and other take days, but the pain is mitigated when the little one eventually slips out. It’s truly a beautiful moment. Here’s a joke about the not-so-beautiful moments in a Nigerian labor room.
Amaka was having her first baby, and she had watched and read about pain medications during labor. Being a strong Christian, she believed that it was unnatural for her to use any pain reliever during her labor. She restated her decision to anyone who was willing to listen. The midwives always had an earful at antenatal.
Finally, the big day arrived, and it was fine at the beginning until contractions started, and the young lady began to doubt the accuracy of her no-medication decision. Everyone tried to encourage her to accept some medication to ease the pain, her husband tried, her sister and mother talked, but their words fell on deaf ears.
The pain got worse, and the midwives and other nurses began to try to pacify her since she refused to use medication. The young mother to be tried as well to hide her pain so she won’t look like she made the right choice, but it wasn’t working.
The midwife was forced to ask “are you okay? She asked as she spoke to Amaka, “You look very uncomfortable, would you like to change your position?”
Immediately she heard the question, she nodded and answered, “yes please, I will like to be the midwife.”