Notes/Thoughts from waiting at the labour ward.

  1. Child-birth or labour involves physical trauma, but it is expected to happen (for say 9 months)… that complicates things???? (It definitely breeds paranoia and worry-downward-spiral)
  2. However, the fact that it is expected and the fact that it is linked to species survival has facilitated a lot of research. I tend to think expected and predictable events get a bit over-researched and over-operationalized* in general. Is the fact that it is linked to reproduction causes too much(harmful) research or not?? Interesting question, but may not be answerable…
  3. The choice of word “labour” is interesting. It has marxist/communist connotations in most contexts, but in this, not really…. coincidence???
  4. The blanket ban of “no males in labour ward”** might be useful and valid, but it hardly is without exception and definitely allows for more follow-the-process decisions, encouraging a ignorance of context..
  5. Even after about 30 hours of partial sleep and adrenaline surge*** I could feel that jump in heart beat on looking at my daughter..
  6. P.S: every note above(except 5th) was written before the adrenaline surge.

* — to the point of over-engineering that risks violating the “do-no-evil”

**–in India

***–which was another story, i’ll write after my lymbic system settles down(aka down-regulating-lymbic-system for that memory), suffice it to say, i became more convinced of gender-difference (aka sexist)
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