Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The ante natal clinic at St. Mary's Hospital, Trafford, Manchester, England, was full of pregnant women accompanied by their partners and the class was in full swing.
Mrs. Sally Mackintosh, Midwife, was teaching the women how to breathe properly and was telling the men how to give the necessary assurance to their partners at this stage of the pregnancy.
She lectured, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier."
Sally gazed around the room slowly and studied the men in the room,"and gentlemen, remember; you're in this together, it wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her."
The room became very quiet as the men absorbed this information. Then Graham, a prospective Dad, at the back of the room, slowly and nervously raised his hand.
"Yes?" enquired Sally.
"I was just wondering," stumbled Graham, "Would it be all right is she carries a golf bag while we walk?"