Show Notes for Thursday, May 04, 2023


Dear John,

I just had a first. It went well, I guess, but it was really hard. The problem is that I can't get over something that happened in the delivery room. And my husband is being a jerk for not backing me up. I was groaning... crying... okay, sometimes screaming in pain. That's normal, right? What would anyone expect? But after a couple of hours, the doctor says, "Can you calm down a bit?". Then he made a Shushing sound over and over. Really? Like has this guy ever been through anything like this? I'm the patient here pushing a watermelon out through my body. It hurts. It's two weeks later, and I'm still really upset. I don't want to take my baby back to the doc for a checkup. My husband says he was just trying to help me relax and was making calming sounds to help me deal with the pain. But that's not how I remember it. And who is my husband to tell me what to feel about having a baby? I'm right about this. We should not go back to the doctor and I want to write a letter to the hospital. That's not out of line. Right?


Mad Momma

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