Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Sneak Peek: How Painful Is Meredith’s Labor?

We’ve been waiting on bated breath for Meredith to give birth to a health baby boy all season on Grey’s Anatomy, and during the Season 9 finale (Episode 24: “Perfect Storm), it’s all happening.

Well... there may be a few hiccups first, as evidenced in the sneak peek clip above, but we hope that contractions are the only thing that cause her pain in the season ender.

In the video, we first see Derek helping his wife as she bends over in pain, trying to push through a round of contractions. Of course, Cristina barges in next, trying to take over her “birth plan.” However, Mer isn’t having it — she yells, “Hang on!” and “No!” — and even tries to coax Derek into not getting the obstetrician, but he insists that everyone else “can wait.”

After he leaves, Cristina takes care of her, and we discover that Meredith may be at a pain level of “9,” but Owen is “at a 10.” Ruh-roh. Guess that distraction technique didn’t work for anyone...

Check out the clip above, and then hit the comments with your thoughts and theories about the MerDer baby!

The Season 9 finale of Grey’s Anatomy airs Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.