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Love, labor, loss: choosing ObGyn |
There are many things I love about ObGyn. One of these reasons is there are a lot of happy and good memorable moments. There is also a lot of pain and suffering that often gets overshadowed by these moments. The title of this post is also the title of a documentary that impacted me long ago. To this day I still think about it often and of ways to change the outcome. A fellow medical lifestyle blogger, Dr Jones from MindOnMed.com , recently shared her experience on why she chose ObGyn as a specialty, as well as why she feels it is a sacred choice. After my recent time as a sub-intern in the Labor and Delivery Room, I have to concur with her words and experience. In just a few days I witnessed several heartbreaking experiences. These truly showed me how, we as doctors can do so much more than cure or relieve. We can heal and connect as human beings with our patients. This part of our job is truly a sacred privilege as an ObGyn. Three particular cases truly reached inside my soul and showed me how we can do much more as doctors. One intrauterine fetal …