1950 Video: Labor and Childbirth
Soon your doctor arrives to take charge of things.
Feel free to ask for it, but, by all means, leave the decision in your doctor’s hands.
Try to keep you mind free of worry and hurry. You can rely on your doctor and his helpers, you know. They’ve brought a lot of babies into the world.
This is hard work, of course, and you need to rest between each contraction. You won’t be alone in your work—your doctor will be working, too.
And when you doctor says congratulations, you did a fine job, he really means it.
I forgot another quote.
[At 10 minutes between contractions] “And now it’s time to call the doctor. He will be most interested in what you have to tell him, for he has, after all, been following your progress for nine months.”