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Geeked. Yes, what the lady said a moment ago.

It's understandable, really - it's a foreign concept to some guys actually going through it, so someone who was never actually present for such things has no way of knowing the "proper" behavior except by osmosis.

You knew enough to keep your mouth shut in real life and ask here, which is enough to have kept yourself out of trouble. That's a good thing.

I also think women who have been pregnant intuit that "birth" is a process, because the pregnancy is one long before it was even visible to others - she can "feel pregnant" before it's even verifiable by peeing on a stick. She's already had the benefit of knowing the process intimately for months before "birth" - the hours of labor are just the end of a process, not something in and of themselves.

To someone who has not been pregnant, or not in an intimate relationship with someone while they were pregnant, just really might not intuit that birth is a process. It can easily be seen as an event - especially given how a time stamp is put on the push that gets the rest of the baby's body out/the moment the kid is lifted from the womb in the OR.

But in reality, that is not even the end of the birthing process - there is still the afterbirth, contractions to shrink the uterus, the....uh...."aftermath" issue, etc.

Again, you have never seen any of that first hand. You are flying blind here!

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