I’m currently knee deep in a labor and delivery rotation. Or maybe elbow deep would be a better way to put it…. Which is fine. I rather liked it in medical school, but now my reaction is more like “actually, this is pretty fricken gross” but hey, it is what it is, something to get a rough idea of how to do in case I’m ever at a hospital without access to L&D. I loved that when I read the Rosen’s chapter (one of the two big EM textbooks) they essentially say that the answer for a complicated delivery is a C-section. Am I expected to be able to do this? Do ER docs ever do emergency c-sections? I supposes I could do a peri-mortem section if I didn’t have to worry about being able to put mom back together at the end of it, but when mom’s ability to wear a bikini again matters…. would any ER doc actually attempt a C-section? If so, how’d it go?