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2011-02-13 11:15:12 PM
i951.photobucket.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2011-02-13 11:16:12 PM
"Laughter OL, baby is falling out of my cooter"

/OBGYN?
//Moar liek LOLBGYN
 
2011-02-14 12:48:20 AM
Wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa...
 
2011-02-14 12:49:14 AM

Aar1012: "Laughter OL, baby is falling out of my cooter"

/OBGYN?
//Moar liek LOLBGYN


I must be really tired or something because that made me laugh for nearly a minute. +1
 
2011-02-14 12:50:37 AM
Epidurals, nitrous... Ever hear of natural child birth?!
 
2011-02-14 12:51:04 AM

Aar1012: "Laughter OL, baby is falling out of my cooter"

/OBGYN?
//Moar liek LOLBGYN


Ok placenta coming out
 
2011-02-14 12:51:27 AM
Mmmm, nitrous, 's why I like going to the dentist!
 
2011-02-14 12:52:36 AM
www.grimmemennesker.dk
 
2011-02-14 12:53:11 AM
It also really, really improves the quality of music.

/where's my balloon?
 
2011-02-14 12:55:22 AM
So they pump it right into the mother's vagina?
 
2011-02-14 01:04:02 AM
Yep, gotta keep making it easy for women to pop out their play toys without any bother.


/come here, junior... Time to wake up and get in the minivan... Momma's gotta drop you off at daycare....
 
2011-02-14 01:07:10 AM
I have a great birth story involving a broken rib, a faulty epidural, and labial disfigurement from pushing an infant out so fast. So I really hope they pass that shiat out like it's going out of style.
 
2011-02-14 01:10:12 AM
I had a go at natural childbirth. The nurses offered me nitrous oxide. I asked if it actually helped much with the pain, and she said that it was more to relax the mother and didn't do much for relieving pain. I wasn't anti-medication but I decided I'd rather not be loopy and nauseous on top of hurting. /no lulz for me
 
2011-02-14 01:10:37 AM

vodka: Epidurals, nitrous... Ever hear of natural child birth?!


Sounds about as much fun as natural surgery
 
2011-02-14 01:11:39 AM

I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: Yep, gotta keep making it easy for women to pop out their play toys without any bother.


/come here, junior... Time to wake up and get in the minivan... Momma's gotta drop you off at daycare....


You know, I am a real mother, and I take offense to your blanket assumption that ALL WOMEN are letting minimum wage idiots with no other potential raise their little tax deductions while they sue their employers over the breastfeeding issues they create for their trendy little selves.
 
2011-02-14 01:12:21 AM

NannyStatePark: I have a great birth story involving a broken rib, a faulty epidural, and labial disfigurement from pushing an infant out so fast. So I really hope they pass that shiat out like it's going out of style.


You don't sound fat, but you sound like you have a disgusting vagina.
 
2011-02-14 01:14:13 AM

belhade: Mmmm, nitrous, 's why I like going to the dentist!


I love my dentist, he puts the gas on when you sit in the chair. Even if it is just for a checkup, or cleaning, or waiting for ten minutes for a tech to come in and tell you that they are running late.

There are also TVs in the ceiling and massage chairs.
 
Kat [TotalFark]
2011-02-14 01:15:12 AM
wahwahwahwahwahwah BABY wahwahwahwahwahwah

I will be asking for this.
 
2011-02-14 01:19:25 AM
You know who else was fond of using gas on mothers and their children?
 
2011-02-14 01:21:07 AM
Is there something to get angry about here?

'cos I see one or two angry posts.... strange. Am I missing a moral judgement somewhere? Is it decadent and evil to go through childbirth without experiencing every exquisite moment of pain? Did I miss a memo?
 
2011-02-14 01:25:32 AM

danaganooc: NannyStatePark: I have a great birth story involving a broken rib, a faulty epidural, and labial disfigurement from pushing an infant out so fast. So I really hope they pass that shiat out like it's going out of style.

You don't sound fat, but you sound like you have a disgusting vagina.


Nah, just a little bit of my labia was torn because I refused episiotomy to preserve my sexual pleasure. It's SUPER common in real women who have real children the real way. I still have an awesome vag that doesn't smell or misbehave itself at all, and can push full term babies out in record time.

But if you want to keep looking at fully shaved beavers with bleached assholes, go for it.
 
2011-02-14 01:26:15 AM

Aar1012: "Laughter OL, baby is falling out of my cooter"

/OBGYN?
//Moar liek LOLBGYN


Hahaha... "LOLBGYN" Classic! +1 for you, sir!
 
2011-02-14 01:26:56 AM

NannyStatePark: I have a great birth story involving a broken rib, a faulty epidural, and labial disfigurement from pushing an infant out so fast. So I really hope they pass that shiat out like it's going out of style.


Thanks to you, I have this great image of a doctor making a diving catch for a baby that has suddenly gone flying across the room.
 
2011-02-14 01:28:03 AM
delathi: belhade: Mmmm, nitrous, 's why I like going to the dentist!

Got gassed for the first time during a wisdom tooth extraction.

For some reason, the sight of my bloody wisdom tooth being held in the calipers made me giggle like a schoolgirl.
 
2011-02-14 01:30:14 AM

NannyStatePark: danaganooc: NannyStatePark: I have a great birth story involving a broken rib, a faulty epidural, and labial disfigurement from pushing an infant out so fast. So I really hope they pass that shiat out like it's going out of style.

You don't sound fat, but you sound like you have a disgusting vagina.

Nah, just a little bit of my labia was torn because I refused episiotomy to preserve my sexual pleasure. It's SUPER common in real women who have real children the real way. I still have an awesome vag that doesn't smell or misbehave itself at all, and can push full term babies out in record time.

But if you want to keep looking at fully shaved beavers with bleached assholes, go for it.


Is your nickname for your vagina "Timex"? Does your vagina have Wolverine's accelerated healing factor? Has anyone ever said "TMI" to you?
 
2011-02-14 01:33:23 AM

Raptor:
Thanks to you, I have this great image of a doctor making a diving catch for a baby that has suddenly gone flying across the room.


GO LONG!!!
 
2011-02-14 01:35:06 AM
I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: Yep, gotta keep making it easy for women to pop out their play toys without any bother.

After 27 hours of labor my wife would have gladly punched you in the face for saying that.
 
2011-02-14 01:38:35 AM

Gothnet: Is there something to get angry about here?

'cos I see one or two angry posts.... strange. Am I missing a moral judgement somewhere? Is it decadent and evil to go through childbirth without experiencing every exquisite moment of pain? Did I miss a memo?


I'm all about people choosing their own levels of all of that, but I have a huge reaction formation against women who will sit in an office all day to make $50 more than their day care costs each week just to avoid being mothers and talk about how much more liberated that is. Hell yeah, someone has to change your kid's diaper and it's shameful to consider not raising your own children "liberated" to rationalize putting them in a day care. My husband worked with one just like that, and to top it all off, she gave the doctors and pharmacy that much money to treat her kid's CONSTANT illnesses and couldn't work anyway.

I'm talking about married women in upper middle class households giving idiots $500 to raise their kids for them weekly while the kids stay ill, and who would have health benefits anyway, not REAL struggling families and moms.

Maybe I'm the sucker, who knows, the mom running around with organic granola and a vacuum behind kids when the local minority of choice could be doing that for me? Well, my kids don't have ear tubes, so maybe not.
 
2011-02-14 01:38:52 AM

bartink: Wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa...


blog.wallcandyarts.com

/nitrous sucks
//high for 5 seconds, then splitting headache
///fell out of favor for this because epidurals cost more? surprise surprise....
 
2011-02-14 01:38:57 AM
My wife did the Bradley Method, which is supposed to be a method of natural childbirth that teaches a pregnant woman to eliminate the pain through meditation. I don't think it worked too well because she was in a hell of a lot of pain. I have a tremendous amount of respect for her for trying to do it completely drug free. She finally gave in to accept a local anesthetic when my daughter's big head required the docs to slice her vagina opening to make it bigger (episiotomy, I believe it's called).
 
2011-02-14 01:43:15 AM

NannyStatePark: danaganooc: NannyStatePark: I have a great birth story involving a broken rib, a faulty epidural, and labial disfigurement from pushing an infant out so fast. So I really hope they pass that shiat out like it's going out of style.

You don't sound fat, but you sound like you have a disgusting vagina.

Nah, just a little bit of my labia was torn because I refused episiotomy to preserve my sexual pleasure. It's SUPER common in real women who have real children the real way. I still have an awesome vag that doesn't smell or misbehave itself at all, and can push full term babies out in record time.

But if you want to keep looking at fully shaved beavers with bleached assholes, go for it.


I dont blame any woman for refusing an episiotomy.

www.recipetips.com

But i will keep looking at shaved beavers and bleached assholes tyvm.
 
2011-02-14 01:44:50 AM
WWLRHD?

*keep it down little lady, lest you traumatize "it".
 
2011-02-14 01:45:46 AM

delathi: belhade: Mmmm, nitrous, 's why I like going to the dentist!

I love my dentist, he puts the gas on when you sit in the chair. Even if it is just for a checkup, or cleaning, or waiting for ten minutes for a tech to come in and tell you that they are running late.

There are also TVs in the ceiling and massage chairs.


Yeah, there are definitely no repercussions to that.

My dentist once had me in to take care of a cavity between the teeth (sigh. Found out my enamel just sucks, never understood how I could brush like a mofo and not drink pop and still...). So the assistant put the gas on while the dentist was one room over with another patient. Dentist came back, gas had wore off, they'd give me another strong hit, which would taper off and by the time they were ready again I could feel everything. Repeat.

I was probably on the gas for an hour and a half, at least, although I don't remember it. I did get at least 4 or 5 doses of it. Oh boy was my mom pissed. Me, I was just enjoying the hell out of myself. Until I had to listen to her wring her hands about all the brain cells I just lost the whole way home.
 
Kat [TotalFark]
2011-02-14 01:55:50 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: wring her hands about all the brain cells I just lost the whole way home.


nitrous oxide is actually reallllly reallllly safe. the only way you're killing brain cells with it is by unsafe administration leading to hypoxia--but safe administration leads to no more hypoxia than holding your breath as you swim across a pool. Nitrous use will deplete certain minerals and vitamins from your body temporarily, but they can be easily replaced through normal diet or supplements.

/the more you know!
 
2011-02-14 01:57:09 AM
I had a hit of laughing gas during labour because my epidural line came out before the drugs started to work. It totally sucked because I threw up immediately afterwards and then not only was I in a lot of pain, but also covered in puke.

I can see why they switched to mostly using epidurals, cause once it started working, I felt nothing until the last minute. I even got some sleep.
 
2011-02-14 01:58:26 AM

danaganooc: NannyStatePark: danaganooc:

Is your nickname for your vagina "Timex"? Does your vagina have Wolverine's accelerated healing factor? Has anyone ever said "TMI" to you?


Why are you a tool of the patriarchy, trying to keep the dialog of the Female Experience down? Are you putting down my rights to explore my mind, my body, myself? Are you overwhelmed by the Feminine Mystique?

Besides, just think, your own mother could have experienced far worse! Think "meat curtains" and you might catch my drift. I'm just reporting from the front line.
 
2011-02-14 02:01:40 AM
29.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-02-14 02:18:57 AM
Apparently N2O doesn't kill brain cells, it's lack of oxygen that does that.

I need to pick some up.
 
2011-02-14 02:59:33 AM
Anesthesiologists will lobby against this if it affects their wallet.
 
2011-02-14 03:27:19 AM
When I was born they drugged the living shiat out of my mom when she went into labour, as was the fashion of the time. They then had a lot of fun telling my mom just how completely loopy she was when she was under. One of the nurses at the hospital was a large black woman and apparently my mom looked at her and said "Oh my god! How... How did you get off the pancake box".

My mom was horribly embarrassed about this when they told it to her and had no memory of it and she'd pretend to be asleep every time that nurse came into her room afterwards.
 
2011-02-14 03:33:31 AM
Nitrous oxide is pretty non-toxic--repeated use can interfere with vitamin B12, but use e.g. in labor & delivery is very safe indeed, especially compared to epidural anaesthesia. The most common side-effect is nausea, but this is pretty rare. Many patients are a bit woozy for a while, but less than, say, after a few tokes on a bong. In the UK, one common method of delivering it is via a face-mask which the patient holds on their face, adjusted so a bit of pressure is needed to keep it in place--when the patient is too zonked to hold it, it falls away until the patient re-applies it. As mentioned above, the damage from nitrous oxide (including a few deaths from recreational use) is due to not mixing it with oxygen, and a mixture of 50/50 or 70/30 nitrous/oxygen is usually used.
As for the idea that resisting its use is due to money-grubbing docs, well, that's pretty much B.S.
 
2011-02-14 03:54:47 AM
I wanna hear more about that labial disfigurement.
Do you have any charts, graphs, or any other visual aids?
 
2011-02-14 04:11:35 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: delathi: belhade: Mmmm, nitrous, 's why I like going to the dentist!

I love my dentist, he puts the gas on when you sit in the chair. Even if it is just for a checkup, or cleaning, or waiting for ten minutes for a tech to come in and tell you that they are running late.

There are also TVs in the ceiling and massage chairs.

Yeah, there are definitely no repercussions to that.

My dentist once had me in to take care of a cavity between the teeth (sigh. Found out my enamel just sucks, never understood how I could brush like a mofo and not drink pop and still...). So the assistant put the gas on while the dentist was one room over with another patient. Dentist came back, gas had wore off, they'd give me another strong hit, which would taper off and by the time they were ready again I could feel everything. Repeat.

I was probably on the gas for an hour and a half, at least, although I don't remember it. I did get at least 4 or 5 doses of it. Oh boy was my mom pissed. Me, I was just enjoying the hell out of myself. Until I had to listen to her wring her hands about all the brain cells I just lost the whole way home.


timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com

Is this... real life?

Am I gonna be this way FOREVER???

I have 2 fingers.
 
2011-02-14 04:16:35 AM
media.insidepulse.com

Fifty posts in, and you haven't mentioned ME yet?

For shame, Fark, for shame!
 
2011-02-14 04:22:19 AM
To be honest, I've gotten gas at the dentist a few times, and mostly just felt nauseous and a little dizzy. I'm not really sure what it was supposed to do but I don't think it did it.
 
2011-02-14 04:44:57 AM

TheZorker: Fifty posts in, and you haven't mentioned ME yet?

For shame, Fark, for shame!


I read that in the Joker's voice....I even included the laughter.
 
2011-02-14 05:03:14 AM
This is standard practice in the UK already I think. In the last year three of my friends have had babies and they've all had gas.

I smashed a collarbone playing rugby and got the gas. After a while I felt like a disembodied head, I couldn't feel anything from the neck down. Great stuff!
 
2011-02-14 05:26:12 AM
Decades ago, went under the nitrous for a couple of fillings. Fortunately I had the good sense to smoke a nickel bag first, the whole bag. Felt way too much. Hit the bar right afterwards, and after 10 beers, I was fine.

/oh yea, I drove home.
 
2011-02-14 06:01:56 AM
I had gas for a root canal. It still hurt, I just didn't care.
 
2011-02-14 06:02:49 AM
WTF? But the pharmaceutical companies can't patent nitrous oxide!
 
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