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Holding the Knife for the First Time

As an intern in ob-gyn, one of the things you look forward to the most is getting to be the surgeon while an attending is your assistant for a cesarean delivery.  In some residency programs this doesn’t happen until your second year of training. Most of the time you are honing skills on uneventful vaginal… Continue reading Holding the Knife for the First Time

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Investing in the Stock Market? I Never Learned About This in Medical School!

How Can I Start Investing if I Don't Even Know What the Terms Mean? People have different opinions on how, when, and what to invest in.  A good rule of thumb is to SAVE (emergency fund and college funds for kids), PAY OFF DEBT, and INVEST all at the same time.  This means you do… Continue reading Investing in the Stock Market? I Never Learned About This in Medical School!

All Posts, Maternity Leave, medical school, OB GYN, Parenting, physician, Physician Training, Women's Health

Best Time to Have a Baby as a Physician? It Depends.

Is there truly a best time to be pregnant, have a baby, and care for a newborn during a medical career? I’ve done the groundwork by having a baby in residency and two more as an attending. Here is what I found out along the way.   Is it even possible to have a baby during… Continue reading Best Time to Have a Baby as a Physician? It Depends.

All Posts, birth plan, epidural, episiotomy, hospital birth, Physician Training, Women's Health

10 Things to Know Before You Have a Baby in the Hospital

  You might get sent home. If you show up pregnant with your first baby and it turns out you aren’t 4 cm dilated yet, you will get sent home because you aren’t in active labor. Please don’t cuss out the charge nurse.   Yes, you are in pain- we aren’t denying that.  However, there are… Continue reading 10 Things to Know Before You Have a Baby in the Hospital

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Here’s what Southwest Airlines Did When 3 Women Ran to Assist a Passenger Having a Seizure

  It was a sleepy Sunday morning in New Orleans airport.  After just attending my 20 year high school reunion in the “Big Easy” I was tired, wearing comfortable travel clothes, and scrolling through my Facebook feed at the gate as we were just about to begin boarding.  However, a man yelled out “someone help”… Continue reading Here’s what Southwest Airlines Did When 3 Women Ran to Assist a Passenger Having a Seizure