I am delivering soon, and I find some of the stories from moms who have already been through this, very hard to believe, especially from baby boomer aged women , in regards to the lack of privacy and modesty.
First of all, what are male custodians and food deliverers doing going in and out of the room without knocking while you are undressed? I am surprised so many of you claim you were okay with that.
Second of all, as far as medical staff goes, they should be getting your permission before letting students come in and watch. And in regards to the actual medical people who are already staff, why do extra people need to hang out in there if they aren't doing anything? Like the anesthesiologist for instance?
I am just alarmed by how so many of you claim that modesty isn't respected and that you don't care one bit during or after. What do you mean you don't care one bit? Are you ready to walk naked into Wal-Mart now that you have experienced birth?
A couple other people have said they were completely naked from the waste down during the entire c section operation? Really? Why is that necessary? Your private area doesn't need to be exposed during that operation. Other people have said they were rolled through hallways without being completely covered by their gowns.
I am very anxious about everything as a first time mom to be, and I am a little tired of the insensitive comments from older women about how anybody has a right to come in while I am delivering and that I won't care anyways. Seriously?
Most of the women who I know who have given birth don't come across to me as the types who are free spirited about their nudity all of a sudden, other than in women's locker rooms, so I find these stories hard to believe. If these stories are true, then the medical field is full of insensitive perverts and we should be speaking out about it more. Is there any sort of procedure men go through where their privacy is ignored? When did giving birth become a public spectacle? It wasn't for most of history.