Part 3 7
Now the stage is set.
The lights are dimmed.
The curtain may rise.
The child can make his entrance.
At last he is here. 8
Head first, and then his shoulders, one after the other.
Either all this happens naturally, or some help is
needed at this critical moment.
As soon as the head is out the child wants to draw a breath,
which is impossible for him because his chest is still
imprisoned in his mother’s body.
If the shoulders are stuck, his progress
comes to a halt, and help is needed quickly,
because anguish is building up furiously in the child....