A woman in a white coat walked in just before lunchtime and introduced herself as so-and-so from the patient education department.
“I visit all of the moms who are about to deliver,” she said smiling. “And I was just wondering if you have any questions about what labor might be like.
Is it okay that I laughed out loud?
“I’m sorry,” I said. “I don’t mean to laugh. It’s just that I delivered my son at this hospital less than a year ago and this baby is only 24 weeks along, so I’m sure it would be really different if I delivered now.”
“Oh,” she said. “Do you plan to breastfeed as soon as your baby is born?”
Seriously? I don’t mean to complain, but is there an education department for the patient education department? Because that’s a stupid question. “Yeah, lady, all one pound of the child will latch right on. No problem.” Isn’t a more appropriate question, “Will the baby be able to breathe?”
Have any information in your script about that?