Not only would every single doctor in the world who was worth his medical license NOT tell a woman whose water had broken at eight months of pregnancy that it was okay to fly (!) for that long (!!) and take yet another flight (!!!) for a similar length of time (!!!!), and drive for an hour or so through the snowy, curving roads between Anchorage and the valley (!!!!!), it would not be physically possible for any woman, even Sarah Baracuda, Queen of the Tundra, to endure, for that long, that kind of pain--the baby's heavy, hard, bony skull is now lying smack on top of the contracting and dilating cervix, without the benefit of much or any water to cushion it.
That's why contractions hurt so damned much once the water breaks.
You couldn't do it without at least wincing, over and over (as I wrote before, for me, it was more like screaming pitifully, and other mothers have reported choking their husbands, threatening the nurse, and being willing to take the epidural in their eyeball, if that's what it took to subdue the pain).
In short, people would, at the very least, suspect that something was wrong.
Amanda's real point in a rather lazy and uninformed post is the same as DailyKos's in the first place: political. To wit:
The Palin conspiracy theory seems tailor-made to rob liberals of our moral authority against nutty right wing conspiracy theories. It allows false equivalence to sneak in---both sides have their Birthers!
So it doesn't really matter what's true; what matters is if the inquiry could hurt liberals! As for her debunking of what's true, she should know that this blog has never claimed that Trig was Bristol's kid, just that I don't believe Palin's stories and would like to have simple, easily provided, proof. So please, once again with feeling: please prove me wrong. Any medical record clearly showing Palin's maternity will do. There must be a mountain of them. But no press outlet, apart from the ADN, will ask.
(Photo: Sarah Palin pregnant with a previous child.)
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