40;years ago I gave birth to Jeff. A 7lb 11oz baby boy delivered by emergency C-section. He was a transverse-lie, double -footling breach. I was having contractions but to no avail. They decided to do a C-section and gave me an Epidural. I was awake during the whole thing. They only numb you from the waist down. They conveniently position a mirror over you so you don’t miss a thing. Gee, thanks. I didn’t need to see that!
Pope John Paul had just been shot at and that was the headline of the day.
I had 4 days in the hospital to “relax”. The adventure was just starting.