Dr Seuss Tribute Birthing Poem

25 Oct

Just found this absolute gem on Facebook.  The author is Marie Hix, and she first posted this on My OB Said What?!? It was posted as a reply to this:

“You can’t labor here without an IV.” –  L&D Nurse to mother who wanted to drink water for hydration instead of having an IV. . (April 13 2012)

Can I labor over there?
Can I labor on the chair?
No! No labor over there!
Don’t labor on the chair!
Sit there, sit there, you will see,
You must labor with this IV!
I do not like this sharp IV!
I need to move, to dance, to pee!
Doctor, Doctor, let me be;Say, get your pesky hands off me!
No! You can’t move, or dance, or pee!
You must labor with this IV!
Not over there, not on the chair,
Not with the ball, you’ll have a fall!
Can I labor with a doula?
Can I use some calendula?
Can I labor on hands and knees?
Can I birth just how I please?No! Not with a doula!
No –what’s calendula?
Lay back, lay back, count to ten,
Breathe –he he hoo –push again!

No thank you, doctors, nurse, and crew,
I’ll go and labor without you.
I’ll labor here, I’ll labor there!
In the shower –everywhere!
I’ll labor standing, squatting, sitting
I’ll labor on my couch while knitting!
I’ll have a doula –I’ll have three!
They’ll let me eat and bring me tea.
Try them! Try them! You will see!
You can go shove that darn IV.


Posted by on October 25, 2012 in All, other


3 responses to “Dr Seuss Tribute Birthing Poem

  1. Amanda

    October 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Hahaha! That is awesome!:) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Vivian

    October 27, 2012 at 8:26 am

    The author is Marie Hix. She posted this poem in the webpage My OB said what? back in April 2012.

    • misskalypso

      November 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks for that! The link won’t work for me, but I managed to google it and find out more 🙂 Glad I can give credit where credit is due.


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