Anatomy Lesson

My birthing instructor seems to have trouble with the word “vagina”. Everything else is referred to by the correct medical term, but when she has to talk about the part of my body that will actually do all the effacing and dilating and stretching, she cannot bring herself to say the word. Instead she calls it my “bottom”.

If it turns out I actually give birth through my bottom, I HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY MISINFORMED.

5 Responses to “Anatomy Lesson”

  1. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    How can you be a birthing instructor and have trouble saying the word vagina??? Isn’t that bad career placement?

  2. lalaland13 says:

    I would start giggling too because of the other connotations of the word “bottom.” Goodness. I’m with Erin-isn’t that bad career placement? It’s like being on CSI and unable to say “murder,” instead saying “involuntary ending of his life by another person.” Or something.

  3. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    That’s not good, I hope you cite this in the end of class evaluation.

  4. SarahMC says:

    So the birthing instructor is squeamish about the terminology for women’s genitals?
    Career placement FAIL.

  5. MapleJam says:

    You should start saying vagina at every possible opportunity to make her squirm!

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