I have been thinking about the cast of potential characters in a contemplated "Waiting Room" automata who might be waiting to see the doctor. One of them might be the distraught pregnant woman shown in the sketch below. She is distraught because she is having contractions. I have built a little prototype to test her belly rising and falling. Next thought will likely be her eyes rolling in sync with her belly and perhaps some hand movements. I'll have to wait to see where this goes!
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