Yes, it was. A very large metal bowl actually.<quoted text>
ANd then it was a metal bowl too, can't forget that!
ROFLMAO! Isn't this some funny shit?? LOLOL
Let me describe the entire event to you.
After the mother's womb had been injected with saline solution earlier in the day, the physician, myself and another nurse were summoned to the patient's room that evening. It was dark outside, and the room was dimly lit with a sheet barrier in place to shield the mother's eyes from what was about to happen.
Everyone in the room remained silent. The physician attended to delivering the dead baby and I stood in the background waiting for him to need my assistance. When the mother pushed it out, the physician placed the dead baby in a large metal bowl, handed it to me and told me to put the towel that was nearby over it and instructed me where to take it.
I was still trying to force myself to swallow when I walked out of that room. I worked on a surgical floor and had changed the worst kinds of surgical dressings you can imagine. Never before had I experienced the kind of tightness in my throat where I could not even force down a swallow.
That was my first TP "terminated pregnancy" patient. There were many more to follow in the years ahead and I only worked at that hospital another two years. But a few nurses including myself had requested not to be assigned to TP patients any longer.
That was back in the mid 70s. It's different today.
Should we talk about vacuums that suck out dead babies now?