My mother had ten of these! I remember for the last one that I woke up one morning to my father asleep in bed and my mother nowhere to be seen. After a few minutes the phone rang and my father yelled “it’s a girl” and went back to sleep.
My wife had three of these! I was there for all three natural child births. Unlike my mother who was knocked out for hers, my wife was awake and screaming for hers. An amazing experience and I will always remember cutting my youngest umbilical cord.
The mother’s of my four beautiful grandkids are no longer being prepped but are having saddle blocks to avoid the screaming of natural child birth. What I would call the perfect compromise between my mother and wife’s experiences!