In high school I had one teacher that would say "Blair! out!" no questions asked I would stand up and leave the room while the rest of the class looked at "graphic" pictures of anatomy accidents.
In College I had to walk out of a health class because I got light headed when a six by six foot projector displayed an episiotomy.
I put off first aid 1200 because I knew the graphic stuff would make me sick, unfortunately I put it off too long and was pregnant when I took it. Yah I got wheezy all the time. In fact after my practical exam (a student shooting blood from his two broken legs and going into anaphylactic shock) I went home and threw up.
Surprisingly when I delivered Delilah I was just fine, but apparently that isn't true for all deliveries.
I was lucky enough to help my friend Rachel deliver her third born this morning. I didn't even think that I might struggle with it, I mean I did AWESOME with Delilah.
Well when the time came to push I had her leg and was helping her and holding my breath and pushing with her and then everything hit me and I got wheezy, in fact I got light headed and thought if I stood for another second I was going to faint. Awesome! here I am suppose to be helping and I'm about to faint. I tried to power through and it didn't work. Poor Rachel had to stop pushing for a minute while the nurse got me a chair to sit on. I felt so dumb, I should have known I would have struggled with it, I didn't really see "anything" when I delivered D and I was hopped up on adrenaline and drugs. Luckily Rachel only pushed twice and for a total of four minutes and Mercedes was born, a healthy 8.2 pound girl.
Sorry Rachel for my totally wimpy-ness, and congratulations on your beautiful new baby girl.