In a recent interview a medical professional has recently opened up about what she would consider to be one of the most shocking experiences of her career. Lucy Wyndham, a doctor at the University of Tennessee, revealed that a recent case of a pregnant woman looking to induce early labour has left her and her colleagues legitimately surprised.
Something that is not an easy feat. Medical professionals, after all, regularly have to deal with people sticking things where they don’t belong alongside disgusting and horrifying illnesses that turn the human body into an exhibition of terror.
Lucy goes on to explain how the woman asked to be induced into labour five weeks early. This confused everyone involved because premature births can create a lot of health complications. And unless there’s a good reason, no one should induce an early labour unless it’s absolutely necessary. In this case, it really wasn’t over something worth risking the child’s health over.
It turned out the prospective father was currently serving in the armed services and was not in the country, but he was starting to do the maths on the last time the couple had slept together. And, according to his numbers, his wife should have been over a month overdue.
Hence her asking to induce labour early.
"He couldn't understand why we were letting her pregnancy go so long. But he was not the father of the baby. And she was trying to keep this a secret," Lucy explained.
The woman did manage to go into labour in time and all would have been well except for one tiny detail.
The baby was not white, but the parents were.
Let that sink in for a moment. According to Lucy it took the not-father a while to process it as well.
“We couldn't help but stare at her husband as he walked over to the baby warmer. We could see the moment he figured it out,” she wrote.
Ouch… that’s gotta hurt.