Birth happens in all sorts of places and all sorts of ways. You may not have time to remove your underwear if the shift from active labor to pushing occurs quickly.
Erin Beth: “My client had just used the restroom while the birth team was sitting on the sofa in the living room.
Mom walked in, stood by the fireplace, had one contraction and yells “catch my baby!” The midwives ZOOM across the floor just in time to lead baby earthside, through the leg hole in the underwear.”
Most people don’t frequently picture this when they hear the adage “birth is unpredictable,” yet this is birth in all its splendor.