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Mother’s Day on Labor and Delivery

Mother’s Day weekend is a great time to be the ob-gyn on call for deliveries at the hospital.  Of course, we physicians would love to be snuggled up next to our little ones on this special day.  However, the next best place to be is bedside with a woman about to become a first time… Continue reading Mother’s Day on Labor and Delivery

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Open Letter to a Child of a Doctor: To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday

It was the end of my 3rd year in ob-gyn residency.  I was 39 weeks pregnant with you and doing a hysterectomy, my gravid abdomen being utilized as an “extra hand” to displace the large clamp nicely to the side as I pressed my belly gently against the table. I was doing surgery all day… Continue reading Open Letter to a Child of a Doctor: To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday

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Who Will be Delivering Babies in the United States in Coming Years?

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) estimates that the U.S. will have between 6,000 and 8,800 fewer ob-gyns than needed by the year 2020.  Additionally, there is a possible shortage of 22,000 by the year 2050.  What is being done about this problem?  Well, there are currently efforts to attempt to increase the… Continue reading Who Will be Delivering Babies in the United States in Coming Years?

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When Dads Cry During the Delivery

He is pacing. He is nervous. This is his first baby and he is scared to death. His wife is getting settled into the delivery room with fetal monitors being applied.  The nurse is asking health history questions in between her painful contractions and quickly places an IV and draws labs. The soon-to-be new Dad pretends to busy himself with setting… Continue reading When Dads Cry During the Delivery