Cynthia Rodriguez Talks Labor and Her Wimpy Husband

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I don’t know about you, but I was impressed at how calm my husband stayed while our son was being born. No pacing, stressing and certainly no passing out.

Poor Cynthia Rodriguez wasn’t as lucky as me. Not only did her burly baseball star husband Alex, need more care than her, but he passed out in the middle of her labor.

“The one nurse had a cold cloth on his head. The other nurse had the blood pressure on his arm. And my mother was like rubbing his back. And he is passed out on a couch. And I am there, in the middle of labor,” Cynthia Rodriguez, wife of the New York Yankees star, said on an episode of the YES Network’s “YESterdays”.

“And really, I am not being paid much attention to besides the doctor and a couple of nurses,” she said. “And he is there moaning. In between pushing, I am going, ‘Honey, are you OK?’ and ‘Are you breathing? Are you OK?'”

“As tough and big as he seems, he is real wimpy around doctors or any type of medical situation,” Cynthia Rodriguez said, “I don’t know why I thought the birth of our child would be different. In the middle of the night, I realized that I needed to go to the hospital. I wake him up. The first thing that comes out of his mouth, ‘Can we call your mother?’

“A few hours later, I said, ‘I think you can call my mom now.’ Uh, and the color came back to his face when I told him he could call my mom.”

The couple welcomed their second daughter, Ella Alexander Rodriguez last month. The unlucky Yankee traveled from New York to Miami just to miss the birth by 10 minutes.

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