An obstetric concert

  • Chris Ellis


It was to be their first baby and she wanted to be delivered by a method invented by a French obstetrician with a name like Courvoisier or some other such brandy, I forget exactly. They were from the alternative society. He was wearing the regulation beard and sandals and she was all country crafts, yoghurt and dried flowers. They even left me with the book which Courvoisier had written so that I could read up on it. It was a type of natural birth with some innovations thrown in.