A friend of mine was looking for positive/inspiring/empowering quotes for her journal that she's doing for a childbirth class she's taking. I immediately thought of this one, which has become my favorite:
"Keep your sense of humor - it's a priceless gem which keeps you remembering where it's at. If you can't be a hero, you can at least be funny while being a chicken." Ina May Gaskin.
I think that most people probably say at least one funny/unexpected/uninhibited thing during labour....usually in active labour or transition.
I was a total chicken during my labour this time. I tried to be the hero with DS1 and it didn't work so well for me. I'm much better suited to being a chicken. So I decided to plan for it and go with it. And true to form, that was me in labour with Quinn. A couple of things my family and birth team got a laugh out of...
..."I wish I had that f*cking gas!"
..."I changed my mind. I can't do this!"
both of which I said in the 10 minutes before Quinn was born.
So, I'm wondering what all the other chickens out there have said during their labours/births that people have had a chuckle at?