The Birth of Esmerelda

The birth of Esmerelda was a frightening thing. I don’t think anyone listened to me the entire time.

“Yes but women have been giving birth for hundreds of thousands of years.”

“No, but I’m still scared. I still don’t want to do that part. Or that part.”

“Ready, push.”

“No, just wait! Let me get myself comfortable. Let me make sure my body is in the right position.”

“No time, push.”

“No I don’t want to. Let me just check, okay, that I’m doing it right.”

“WE are the experts. WE know what to expect.”

“I just want to make sure my body is okay with this first. I need time to speak to her and ask. Please!”

“No time, WE have to get this baby out.”