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What happened next

After we arrived at triage and learned that our baby had no heartbeat, the hours and days that followed felt like a string of unpleasant and unanticipated decisions: 1,618 more words

Sad news

I am so sad to share that Jane Margaret was stillborn on July 24 at 2 am. At 41 weeks pregnant, I was excited to go into labor naturally Saturday afternoon, but when we arrived at triage that evening, the doctor could not find a heartbeat. 125 more words

No One Is to Blame

It wasn’t your fault, Claire.
Nor was it Jamie’s.
It wasn’t even Randall’s fault.

It wasn’t anyone’s fault.

All too often in medicine, as in life, simply horrific things happen to good people through no fault of their own. 522 more words

Season 2

Heroic Failure

Prompt Day #312: Describe a surgical operation or autopsy that transpires in total darkness.


Heroic Failure

                Most Obstetricians retire early. The lifestyle wears on you, like a professional athlete’s body, the obstetrician just cannot keep up with the sleepless nights and nonstop stress related to two-patient medicine. 1,648 more words

Writing Challenge

Pepin the miracle

it’s been a long time since i have put my thoughts and feelings into words; around a year, which is kind of scary to think of how quickly time can move on without you.   2,850 more words

A Sister To Watch Over Me

Mine isn’t the typical birth story with contractions, an uncomfortable ride to the hospital and an epidural to take the pain away. But rather, a story of 2 sisters and 5 births, many happy days and many sad ones. 1,988 more words

First Time Mom