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(Daily Mail)   Pregnant woman had to trek for 9 days in -35C weather just to get to the hospital so she could give birth. Now tell me all about that epidural you had   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 55
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2014-01-22 09:10:40 PM  
Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.
 
2014-01-22 09:11:07 PM  
Interestingly, this story does not take place on Wisconsin.
 
2014-01-22 09:11:28 PM  
Was she an Eskimo? They have more fat, especially the pregnant ones. So not as impressive as you might think.
 
2014-01-22 09:12:55 PM  
My epidural was awesome, TYVM.
 
2014-01-22 09:13:19 PM  
That kid will NEVER hear the end of that story...

"I had to trek for 9 days in -35C weather just to get to the hospital so she could give birth to your sorry ass...  Now get in there and clean your room!!!"
 
2014-01-22 09:13:22 PM  
Yes, but was it up hill both ways?
 
2014-01-22 09:16:18 PM  

Xetal: Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.


Heh I fell asleep in the delivery room during my first. Wife and mother in law never fail to remind me.

Second one was like picking up a pizza. No time for birthing plan or meds, baby was out and nursing about 3 hrs after we got out of the car at the hospital.
 
2014-01-22 09:16:42 PM  

TinyFist: My epidural was awesome, TYVM.


This. The episiotomy, OTOH...
 
2014-01-22 09:17:20 PM  
She should really look into a home birth next time.
 
2014-01-22 09:18:11 PM  

NoahFenze: Yes, but was it up hill both ways?


Yes. And she ate dirt on the way and was glad to have it.
 
2014-01-22 09:18:20 PM  

Mr.Bobo: That kid will NEVER hear the end of that story...

"I had to trek for 9 days in -35C weather just to get to the hospital so she I could give birth to your sorry ass...  Now get in there and clean your room!!!"


Oops...
 
2014-01-22 09:18:22 PM  

Xetal: Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.


I'm so sorry for your pain. When my wife was in labor all i had to eat was crackers. 24 hours of crackers! I almost went insane
 
2014-01-22 09:18:43 PM  
That manger kid had it easy.
 
2014-01-22 09:20:12 PM  
nobody HAS to go to a hospital to give birth.

She probably wasted a lot of time and energy.
 
2014-01-22 09:21:17 PM  

Robin Hoodie: Xetal: Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.

I'm so sorry for your pain. When my wife was in labor all i had to eat was crackers. 24 hours of crackers! I almost went insane


My wife was in labor for 32 hours, finally after the blessed event we both sat down to some fine sauteed placenta and onions.
 
2014-01-22 09:21:21 PM  
-35C?  What's that in royal pounds furlong?
 
2014-01-22 09:21:48 PM  
I read that as:  Pregnant woman had to twerk for 9 days in -35C weather...
 
2014-01-22 09:22:03 PM  
Some people like to glorify suffering.  It is not something to compete over.
 
2014-01-22 09:22:25 PM  
The kid decided to lodge her hips above my wife's pelvis during birth. The docs said it was a long time since they saw a baby rise up in the womb during birth. They had to cut her open. On the plus side, she was without drugs up till the C-cut. But those dreadful beds suck!
 
2014-01-22 09:23:08 PM  

uncleacid: That manger kid had it easy.


Still, he was tough that kid..you couldn't kill him.
 
2014-01-22 09:25:20 PM  
Family in Northern India forced to walk choses to live in a place that's 45 miles to the nearest hospital in -35C

Fixed. They had oh, about 9 months give or take to prep for the birth. Personally, I would have moved, but hey, that's just me and my lazy first world entitled ideals like "don't live where you can't get to a hospital quickly". They are free to do whatever they want.
 
2014-01-22 09:25:32 PM  
Bullshiat. TFA makes no mention of any condition which would necessitate a hospital birth. And it's the Fail so you know if there was such a condition they would have mentioned it once or seven times. People in remote locations give birth at home regularly. Going to the hospital to have a baby is a recent thing. In this case the journey would have been far riskier than a home birth.
 
2014-01-22 09:26:21 PM  
The trek to the hospital seemed like a pointless endeavor, why bother? Humans have been having babies outside of hospitals for thousands of years
 
2014-01-22 09:30:04 PM  

vodka: The trek to the hospital seemed like a pointless endeavor, why bother? Humans have been having babies outside of hospitals for thousands of years


Have you ever been elbows deep in a live birth? It's not something to take lightly.
 
2014-01-22 09:30:54 PM  
Now you just know a woman like this wouldn't be opposed to having some butt secks.
 
2014-01-22 09:31:09 PM  
Those people are stupid, if you look on a map there is a hospital a whole lot closer in Leh.. they live on the outskirts of Leh according to the article. If you look at Google maps and look at what towns they trekked from and to then look at Leh you will see they are either seeking attention or were most likely denied treatment by the hospital in Leh or something... why wouldn't they go there?
 
2014-01-22 09:31:47 PM  

vodka: The trek to the hospital seemed like a pointless endeavor, why bother? Humans have been having babies outside of hospitals for thousands of years


She prob trekked all that way for an epidural.
 
2014-01-22 09:33:42 PM  
Nice photography and hardcore story. Didn't expect that from a Daily Fail link.
 
2014-01-22 09:35:37 PM  
Why didn't they have the baby at home?

Hell, there is a hospital less than a mile from my house and I still gave birth at home, twice! There's nothing like snuggling up in your own bed and being able to cook in your own kitchen right after giving birth.
 
2014-01-22 09:36:04 PM  
Delivery at home seems safer than a nine day trek through frozen mountains with a pregnant woman/newborn. Sounds like there's a sure job for a doula in their village.

/my epidural was wonderful too but the substitute doctor was a jerk. My normal doctor was never notified and was po'ed when he came in for his shift the next day. /css
 
2014-01-22 09:37:16 PM  

That Guy Jeff: Family in Northern India forced to walk choses to live in a place that's 45 miles to the nearest hospital in -35C

Fixed. They had oh, about 9 months give or take to prep for the birth. Personally, I would have moved, but hey, that's just me and my lazy first world entitled ideals like "don't live where you can't get to a hospital quickly". They are free to do whatever they want.


img2u.info
 
2014-01-22 09:37:35 PM  
-35C is akin to -78F..........I think not.  Another fake news story brought to you by idiots and accepted as fact by morons.
 
2014-01-22 09:37:56 PM  

Xetal: Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.


This.  I never let my wife forget how much my back hurt after I had to sleep on the pull-out bed/chair for three nights.  With my 2nd child, my wife had to share rooms which meant I couldn't sleep there.  She cried, I jumped for joy (in my head)
 
2014-01-22 09:41:13 PM  
Geesh. These people ever hear of a midwife?
 
2014-01-22 09:41:57 PM  

Watubi: Xetal: Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.

This.  I never let my wife forget how much my back hurt after I had to sleep on the pull-out bed/chair for three nights.  With my 2nd child, my wife had to share rooms which meant I couldn't sleep there.  She cried, I jumped for joy (in my head)


I'm a little surprised she didn't remind you that those three days weren't fun for her either.
 
2014-01-22 09:42:29 PM  

LesserEvil: I read that as:  Pregnant woman had to twerk for 9 days in -35C weather...


The things people do to get into that silly Guinness world record book...
 
2014-01-22 09:44:11 PM  
Man, her husband is going to hear about that forever.
 
2014-01-22 09:46:31 PM  

oldwolf49: -35C is akin to -78F..........I think not.  Another fake news story brought to you by idiots and accepted as fact by morons.


Nope, check your calculations. Celsius and Fahrenheit meet at -40°
 
2014-01-22 09:48:23 PM  

planes: oldwolf49: -35C is akin to -78F..........I think not.  Another fake news story brought to you by idiots and accepted as fact by morons.

Nope, check your calculations. Celsius and Fahrenheit meet at -40°


Neg 31 F. Which was Upstate NY this morning.

I am still calling bullshiat on this story, though.
 
2014-01-22 09:49:03 PM  

oldwolf49: -35C is akin to -78F..........I think not.  Another fake news story brought to you by idiots and accepted as fact by morons.


img2u.info
 
2014-01-22 09:50:00 PM  
A photographer encountered the family during their nine-day journey home with their newborn baby in a basket, carrying a young child.

That's a bit much to give a newborn, don't you think?
 
2014-01-22 09:51:18 PM  
DNRTFA, but why didn't she just have it at home and save the trip? A hospital is not a requirement for a normal birth. Did she know there would be complications or something?
 
2014-01-22 09:57:22 PM  
Meanwhile, the local school districts were closed yesterday because the temperature fell to the low teens.
 
2014-01-22 10:02:33 PM  

KeelingLovesCornholes: DNRTFA, but why didn't she just have it at home and save the trip? A hospital is not a requirement for a normal birth. Did she know there would be complications or something?


Because it's an awesome story this way.
 
2014-01-22 10:04:38 PM  
doh.....oldwolf needs new trick!

ga
 
2014-01-22 10:15:10 PM  
www.slate.com
 
2014-01-22 10:15:55 PM  

namegoeshere: planes: oldwolf49: -35C is akin to -78F..........I think not.  Another fake news story brought to you by idiots and accepted as fact by morons.

Nope, check your calculations. Celsius and Fahrenheit meet at -40°

Neg 31 F. Which was Upstate NY this morning.

I am still calling bullshiat on this story, though.


I'm guessing the temperature given is with wind chill, although that's not specified in the story.  At an elevation of 11,000 ft in the Himalayas, that seems pretty normal. Based on how isolated Lingshed is,  they must really live in the middle of nowhere.

 

namegoeshere: Bullshiat. TFA makes no mention of any condition which would necessitate a hospital birth. And it's the Fail so you know if there was such a condition they would have mentioned it once or seven times. People in remote locations give birth at home regularly. Going to the hospital to have a baby is a recent thing. In this case the journey would have been far riskier than a home birth.



I think this wasn't so much about the hospital, but because there is a Buddhist monastery in Lingshed and this may have been tied more to some religious observance, although I can't find any mention of taking the infant to a temple in description of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  it's very likely there was miscommunication between the photographer and these people.
 
2014-01-22 10:17:30 PM  

Robin Hoodie: Xetal: Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.

I'm so sorry for your pain. When my wife was in labor all i had to eat was crackers. 24 hours of crackers! I almost went insane


Bring along a mug and a jar of chicken bouillon cubes next time. Hot and far more satisfying than shiatty coffee they serve in hospitals
 
2014-01-22 10:38:34 PM  

Xetal: Childbirth wasn't so bad.  The worst part was that I had to sleep on a pretty uncomfortable couch for a few nights after my wife had the baby.


You think that was bad? I had to sleep in a recliner. A RECLINER. Probably the worst birth experience anyone has ever had EVER.
 
2014-01-22 11:00:09 PM  
Wouldn't it have been easier to have the baby at home?
 
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