You might have been tuning in to the final airing of the Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice special for an update on Little Grey and McSteamy, but I had to know what happened to the pregnant chick – would they lose her, or the baby?
In case you’re not a fan (or just haven’t settled in with your Tivo to play catch up), neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd has spent three episodes operating over and over on a pregnant woman’s brain while his ex-wife has stood by to keep tabs on her child in utero.
Last night, it all came to a boiling point (as did other issues on the show – but I’ll leave those revelations to your Tivo), and patient Jen’s husband is clear – if it comes down to my baby or my wife, pick my wife. Bring back my wife.
It reminded me of my husband – who made it clear during my pregnancy that if anything were to go wrong during delivery (not that there was any risk of that), he said he didn’t care what happened. As long as I walked out of there with him. Fortunately, it never came to that. Our daughter, the light of his life, was delivered after an average thirteen hours of labor and natural childbirth with no complications. She was perfect. I was serviceably healthy (really, does any woman look perfect after childbirth? Wan, yes, perfect. . . I think not).
Pregnancy isn’t nearly as risky as it was back in ye olden days, but there are always risks – especially when you throw in a C-section, which is, after all, major surgery. Did you and your partner ever have this discussion during pregnancy? Dads, did you worry about her safety going into the delivery room?