Is anyone here a midwife? No? Good, let the stereotypes abound
The reason I’ve been thinking about midwives is my wife and I were talking about what we would do if we had another baby. It’s a big if because we have 5 now. We figured out what was causing it and put a stop to it. Turns out you can make a kid in 15 minutes with objects you find around the house.
So we saying if we had another one, would we want a midwife to do it. No. No we do not.
I don’t really understand midwifery, which is why I can ridicule it, but I’m not really sure why you would choose it. On one hand you have the doctor at the hospital with the years of medical training and all the emergency equipment in case something goes wrong. Or you could deliver on your kitchen table aided by an elderly woman who smells of cat. Plus there’s the added bonus of having no drugs!
I believe midwifery is the only profession that a man is barred from participating in, and no one seems to mind. There are no civil cases or constitutional challenges to the discrimination of men as midwives.
"Hi, I’m Bob. I’ll be your midwife tonight. Don’t worry, I washed my hands after I used your can. Anyone want a beer?”
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