Thursday, September 2, 2010

The first cry

It was a Thursday morning...

Water broke and the contractions were getting started. We were rushing to the Labor & Delivery room.

I was thinking, in many parts of world, for some reason, men were not allowed inside the delivery room and the delivery remained as a mystery.

Letting husband to be the part of this important stage of life was an noble idea.

Had seen enough about the delivery rooms in the hollywood movies and sitcoms. Personally I had even heard stories of dads passing out in the delivery room during the birth.

I had made up my mind that I will stick by my lady's side and be there throughout.

As the contractions picked up, I tried to encourage her to push it more. It was a test of strength, endurance and persistance. I know she was in great pain but there was not much I was able to do, other than being there.

The tremendous pushing and pain continued and the clock ticked.

The day became evening and then the moment arrived...

Our baby had descended, little smeared in fluids.

And there it was the first cry.

It was such an euphoric feeling to hear the voice of the baby. Sound of crying never sounded so good before!

The doctor asked if I want to cut the umblical cord and I readily obliged. For some reasons, the cutting of cord made me feel the part of entire experience.

The baby was already on the mom's chest feeding.

There was a new found respect for my wife and all the women in general. It sinked into my mind that there is no greater pain than this and there is no greater strength than the strength shown by women during the child birth.

I stood there looking at my beautiful lady and even more beautiful baby....

Saanvi turns 1 month today and this is a fond rememberance of that beautiful day a month ago..


  1. tear ****
    These were the MOMENTS I ever saw tears in Peru's eyes.

  2. "It sinked into my mind that there is no greater pain than this and there is no greater strength than the strength shown by women during the child birth " -100% true sir!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Though I was a doctor,I was not allowed inside the labor room in a famous hospital in Bangalore during my sons delivery about 28 years ago.This pains me a lot even to this day.During 91-93 I was a M.O. at chakranagar of Shimogga dist. during which time I had to conduct more than hundred deliveries myself.I used to insist on the presence of husbands during delivery just to get a feel of what pain and agony their women undergo.Nice article.Thanks for sharing.

  4. Mahantesh,
    Strength of women is something we all will agree without doubt !

  5. Krishnamurthy sir,
    Thank you for visiting our blog.
    I know how it feels if you were left out.
    You bring a great perspective from medical field.

    Keep visiting us.

  6. Dinakar,

    Thanks for your blessing !
    Really appreciate it

  7. saanvi is looking very pretty, happy parenting!

  8. ಆ ಒ೦ದು ನೋವಿನ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಓದಿ & ಕೇಳಿ ತಿಳಿದಿದ್ದ ನನಗೆ ಅನಿವಾರ್ಯ ಕಾರಣಗಳಿ೦ದ ಅನುಭವಿಸಲಾಗಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಎಸ್. ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪನವರ 'ಜಲಪಾತ'ದಲ್ಲಿ ಆ ನೋವಿನ ವರ್ಣನೆ ಇದೆ. ಇ೦ಥಾ ಇ೦ಗಿತ ಪ್ರಜ್ಞ ತ೦ದೆಯನ್ನು ಪಡೆದ ಸಾನ್ವಿ ಧನ್ಯಳು.

  9. ಪ್ರಭಾಮಣಿಯವರೇ,

    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಪ್ರೀತಿಗೆ ನಮನಗಳು..

  10. nicely written.. extremely proud moment for a father and a husband. but its great when the husband is there for his lady even in this tough moments holding on to his nervous lines just to make sure things are fine with his lady n baby..