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Title: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: new2law on June 27, 2009, 04:40:15 AM
I think this might count as an LSAT horor story for this section,

   On the night before the LSAT my wife started having what we assumed were false labor pains since she had them several times before. We still took her to the hospital and I stayed up all night with her(tried to sleep in the chair in the room but didnt do much good other than to rest my legs) the doc told me that it was looking like false labor again and that it was safe to go downstate for my exam at CMU e hours drive away from the hospital. So I went and of course have to turn off the cellphone.

I am still exusted taking the test since I worked a 12 hour shift the day before the test too before going to the hospital :P but somehow pulled a passing score(barely). As I left the building I turned on the cellphone which take a few minutes to load up all the way. Then I hear that buzz sound that means that I have voicemail. Literally a dozen voicemails from the wife, various family members telling me to hurry up and that she started to go into labor about 2 minutes after I had turned off my phone origionally to enter the LSAT testing area. :o (remember how many hours the test takes) I freak out and call back as I drive with everyone telling me that its too late and that I will miss it. I pass a cop doing 99/70. He pulls me over(obviously) and sees what must have been a look that he reconised in my eyes. He didnt even question my story and cut me some slack, still got a ticket but not the "reckless" ticket due to the high amount over the limit that I could have gotten.

I end up getting up north in time with about 20 minutes to spare before the little princess came out. You know how im movies they have to spank a kid to make them cry? Did you know that a baby can open its eyes and start screaming at the top of its lungs to get out when only the head is out, not even shoulders? I didnt think that was medically possible but I saw it with my own eyes. Little stinker couldn't wait even an extra minute to start trouble.  :-*   My wife had a few pain killers in her and actually assumed the kid was all the way out when she heard the screaming. She got mad when we tried telling her that only the head was out, when she didnt believe we all started laughing and she thought we were pulling a joke on her. The doctor finally had to explain it to her and she went back to pushing when told.

Needless to say quite the experience that day. Good thing that I was a truck driver at that point(and didnt loose my license due to the ticket) so that I was used to sleep loss and drama. To this day every time she gets a chance, my wife brings up how I almost missed it(in a loving kidding type of way) she understood that the phone had to be off, her mom and grandparents didnt even know that I was taking the test though and were in my grill about it for awhile. When I said "law school admission test" they assumed that I might as well have been blaming a UFO abduction.  ::)
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: Naked Promise on June 27, 2009, 06:59:53 AM
I thought you were going to say some woman actually gave birth during the LSAT in the testing room. That would be a cool story. Yours is good too though. =)
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: Matthies on June 27, 2009, 08:57:34 AM
I thought you were going to say some woman actually gave birth during the LSAT in the testing room.

espicaaly if she just kept on taking the exam too
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 27, 2009, 12:33:34 PM
I thought you were going to say some woman actually gave birth during the LSAT in the testing room. That would be a cool story. Yours is good too though. =)

I was expecting the same story!  :D
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: new2law on June 27, 2009, 02:27:05 PM
If I ever give birth I'll make sure to let you know. ;)

Has anyone heard of someone having a medical emergency(birth, stroke,ect.) during the test? Do they cancel it for everyone then due to the stress or how do they handle that?
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 27, 2009, 04:41:03 PM
I've never heard of that happening, and who knows what they would do then!
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: Matthies on June 28, 2009, 08:22:33 AM
If I ever give birth I'll make sure to let you know. ;)

Has anyone heard of someone having a medical emergency(birth, stroke,ect.) during the test? Do they cancel it for everyone then due to the stress or how do they handle that?

The girl sitting behind me threw up on her desk, they moved us but did not give us any extra time or anything
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 28, 2009, 08:43:16 AM

The girl sitting behind me threw up on her desk, they moved us but did not give us any extra time or anything

That's intense, and a shame (for her and everybody else).

Did you complain to the LSAC? 
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: Matthies on June 28, 2009, 09:13:06 AM

The girl sitting behind me threw up on her desk, they moved us but did not give us any extra time or anything

That's intense, and a shame (for her and everybody else).

Did you complain to the LSAC? 

no
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 28, 2009, 10:07:55 AM
Did it bother you, or are you one of those people who aren't fazed by much?  :)
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: Scentless Apprentice on June 28, 2009, 02:58:27 PM
I had a stroke while I was having a baby during the Dec. 08 LSAT. 164.
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: new2law on June 28, 2009, 11:05:19 PM
haha......Did a unicorn rush you to the hospital too? :-\

I had a stroke while I was having a baby during the Dec. 08 LSAT. 164.
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: Matthies on June 29, 2009, 07:42:13 AM
Did it bother you, or are you one of those people who aren't fazed by much?  :)

It bothered me, I almost threw up, one of those when someone barfs you start to barf. We also had a proctor who stuttered and it took a long time for her to read the instructions so girl freaked out screamed and stormed out of the room. I look at it like this, *&^% happens. Its going to happen, its never gonna be perfect exam conditions at least not for me. As most know on here I got dyslexia pretty bad, thatís a problem, but again complaining about it is not going to change the fact I got it nor make it go away during the test. So I figure go with the flow. In law school we had all sorts of *&^% happen during tests, power goes out, fire alarms, computer crashes, I just deal with it as it comes up and try my best not to let it rattle me becuase I know I got bigger issues to deal with myself.
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 29, 2009, 09:44:13 AM
It bothered me, I almost threw up, one of those when someone barfs you start to barf. We also had a proctor who stuttered and it took a long time for her to read the instructions so girl freaked out screamed and stormed out of the room. I look at it like this, poo happens. Its going to happen, its never gonna be perfect exam conditions at least not for me. As most know on here I got dyslexia pretty bad, thatís a problem, but again complaining about it is not going to change the fact I got it nor make it go away during the test. So I figure go with the flow. In law school we had all sorts of poo happen during tests, power goes out, fire alarms, computer crashes, I just deal with it as it comes up and try my best not to let it rattle me becuase I know I got bigger issues to deal with myself.

I see, I see.  I'm also the type of person that goes with the flow, and realizes that "stuff" happens in life.
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: Matthies on June 29, 2009, 10:38:54 AM
It bothered me, I almost threw up, one of those when someone barfs you start to barf. We also had a proctor who stuttered and it took a long time for her to read the instructions so girl freaked out screamed and stormed out of the room. I look at it like this, poo happens. Its going to happen, its never gonna be perfect exam conditions at least not for me. As most know on here I got dyslexia pretty bad, thatís a problem, but again complaining about it is not going to change the fact I got it nor make it go away during the test. So I figure go with the flow. In law school we had all sorts of poo happen during tests, power goes out, fire alarms, computer crashes, I just deal with it as it comes up and try my best not to let it rattle me becuase I know I got bigger issues to deal with myself.

I see, I see.  I'm also the type of person that goes with the flow, and realizes that "stuff" happens in life.

I also tend to expect it I guess. Like on the bar, Iím expecting something will go wrong because it seems to every year (car wonít start, bad traffic, AC not working in exam, power goes out, someone freaks out, someone trips over your power cords and your laptop goes shooting across the room) so I just expect it will happen then when something does happen Iím at least mentally prepared for it and it does not bug me for long once its happened. Iíd rather expect the unexpected and get over it quickly then assume everything is going to go to plan and get frazzled when it does not.
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 29, 2009, 10:55:10 AM
Iíd rather expect the unexpected and get over it quickly then assume everything is going to go to plan and get frazzled when it does not.

Exactly.  You must've been a boy scout!  :D
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: new2law on June 29, 2009, 11:16:08 AM
Reminds me of when I was a kid at the zoo. One rhino poos, the one behind it sniffs it thinks about it and poos.


I see, I see.  I'm also the type of person that goes with the flow, and realizes that "stuff" happens in life.
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Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: UnbiasedObserver on June 29, 2009, 11:22:43 AM
Reminds me of when I was a kid at the zoo. One rhino poos, the one behind it sniffs it thinks about it and poos.

Haha. 
Title: Re: giving birth during the LSAT exam.
Post by: jrw on June 30, 2010, 12:55:36 PM
If I ever give birth I'll make sure to let you know. ;)

Has anyone heard of someone having a medical emergency(birth, stroke,ect.) during the test? Do they cancel it for everyone then due to the stress or how do they handle that?

In reference to your question, check out this other post.

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/lsat-horror-stories/seizure-during-lsat/