Originally Posted by mgkdragn
I'd say that back in those days, the midwife was prepared for that type of possibility .. with the tools, such as they were, readily available .. the delivering on the floor of a filthy prison room, with no water, no even semi-clean cloth, no way to stitch up the cut, an obvious very jagged knife cut, Lori going into shock .. I'm just saying that, although anything is possible, survival under those circumstances seems to me to be very, very slim ..
You're still thinking too modern... c-sections are several thousand years old... WAY way before any kind of modern techniques... and of course, someone had to do the first one! The point is... while it isn't optimal, it is far from a death sentence by default. People way less experienced in way worse environments with way lesser available tools were able to perform such surgeries with success.
Originally Posted by NetworkTV
Between keeping things sterile, making soft foods for later without a blender and not having a wailing baby attract walkers, feeding the kid formula is easy.
Again, with modern thinking yes... but sterile is a relatively modern thing in the scheme of human survival... and by no means required. Yes, we all like sterile things... but people survived and thrived long before modern conventions. The animal kingdom still survives to this day.
They still have alcohol, and fire... so sterile is an easy thing to accomplish really... and soft foods? Use rocks if you don't still have eating utensils... and worse comes to worse... pre-chew food for your baby like other species do... so really, not much of an issue really.
I think some people (not you) get too hung up on the lack of modern conveniences and think people couldn't possibly survive without modern stuff... forgetting that most of human history existed without modern stuff and we wouldn't be here if that stuff didn't work!