Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's Just Like Knitting

Today, in midwifery school, we had a lecture and demonstration on suturing. Then we practiced.

I was delighted to learn that the sutures we use to "stitch" someone up are those one would use to stitch up a seam on, say, a sweater or cardigan - mattress stitch and blanket stitch.

Granted, I tend to like to knit seamless sweaters and other items in the round so as to avoid seams.

Needless to say, I need to butter-up on my sewing skills if I'm going to be doing this on perineums.

~H

1 comment:

Fr. Brian Dulli said...

I dig the strawberry mess and the stains. That boy will make your life interesting for many years.