Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Found this and wanted to share:

Twas the night before Christmas
and up on OB
A nurse yelled "Thick mec, I need a delee!"

IV's with Pitocin
Were all hung with care
In hopes they'll deliver
And stop pulling their hair

The patients were screaming
In their labor beds
While visions of epidurals
Danced in their heads

The staffing is short
With no one on call
Every warmer is dirty
And sits in the hall

Just when I thought
There's an end to this hell
A patient in triage
Has a major decel

So we rush with a gurney
And race to the back
The O.R. is dirty
Not one section pack

I dropped to my knees
And started to cry
When I heard the bells jingle
And looked toward the sky

There was St. Nick
On his sleigh in the rear
He had six smiling nurses
The day shift is here!

Have a great holiday season! See you in 2009!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Reading Materials

Here is an awesome article for you to read!

A midwife delivers her 5000th child

Friday, November 14, 2008

a note to my readers

dear fabulous readers,
Just a quick note here. When you google "gyn pictures" and come up with my blog because of that, please do not be upset that I have failed to post pictures of the female body. And then don't leave me nasty comments about my failure to produce these pictures because I will need to delete them right away. That is all.
Yours truly,
Future OB/GYN

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Interesting Article

Just saw this on AOL and thought I would share. It is interesting!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

I'm Back!

I don't have time for a long post now, but just wanted to let everyone know I was back and intend to post more frequently so please feel free to follow me! I will be back soon with a real post!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Last Post? You Decide...

I know I seldom update this blog. Maybe it's because I have nothing to say that's worthy, or maybe that's because no one reads this. So I've been thinking of closing it down. But I would hate to do that because I don't know if people do read this blog. I don't know what to do, so I'm asking a simple favor. I'm asking everyone who reads this blog and enjoys it to PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT to let me know there is still interest. If there is still no interest, I'll probably close it for good.

I'm also looking for new post ideas if you would like it to continue. What would you like me to talk about? I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Missing In Action

Guess who is here? I'm so sorry that I have not updated in quite some time. I blog my life at so check that out if you are interested. Anyway, I wanted to do a post today about good obstetrical TV shows. I know not everyone gets Discovery Health and TLC, so skip this post if you do not have that.

A Baby Story

Discovery Health
Deliver Me- chronicles the life of three women who are mothers and OB/GYNs. It follows their daily lives and it is awesome to see how their days go.
Birth Day- on several times a day, but it follows two women through labor and birth
Babies: Special Delivery- an hour long program on everyday that visits the high-risk wards at many different hospitals and follows six women through their deliveries and postpartum
House of Babies- a fantastic show on a freestanding birth center in Miami

I'm sure I will think of more. Thanks for reading, and please let me know if you like the blog by leaving a comment or voting in the poll. Thanks!

Thursday, July 17, 2008



So I finally decided to post pictures of body boot camp. Scroll down a little to see (I posted them far down in case anyone who is not interested can leave without viewing. I only posted posted pictures with no kids in them to protect the identities of me and my fellow campers.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Thanks so much!

Tonight as I was making my usualy blog sweep I noticed something different about this blog...there had been some visitors! What a welcome surprise! So, I am here tonight to thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it. A special thanks goes out to the BlueBoarders who were kind enough to stop by and say hi. You guys all rock, and I am truly very appreciative! Thanks for making my day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Body Boot Camp

Sorry for the recent lack of posts. I have been at Body Boot Camp. It's a two week body experience filled with presentations, dissections and field trips. Today we took a field trip to Big Teaching Hospital and watched a surgery via CC TV. Perhaps I will post pictures when I get them, probably in mid-July. In the meantime, I'll probably try to keep updating more often. It's summer...what else have I got to do? Talk to you soon.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Herrin Twins

I don't know if you have heard about these fabulous little girls or not, but I wanted to dedicate a post to them today. Below I have pasted a little from their website explaining who they are.

Kendra Deene and Maliyah Mae Herrin were born February 26, 2002 at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were born 8 weeks premature at 32 weeks gestation. They are former Ischiopagus / Omphalopagus Conjoined Twins, meaning that they were joined at the abdomen and the pelvis. They shared several organs, mainly a kidney, liver, and large intestine. They were successfully separated August 7, 2006. They are very healthy and happy little girls, each with her own distinct personality. They are very smart and are learning new things every day. Together they could scoot around, roll over, pull up to standing, and even do a summersault. They are best friends and have such a close bond. They are such wonderful miracles and they continue to bring joy to their family and friends everyday. We love them so much.

The family website is and the family posts updates regularly. They have gone through major ups and downs, but right now they are thriving. Hopefully you will be able to click on their website and read about them, as they are truly an inspiration to everyone.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Please help!

I received this email today, it takes literally 1 minute, if that, to do. Thought it would be a good thing to post on this blog.

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle).

This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I've been tagged!

1) What was I doing ten years ago?

Probably starting pre-school.

2) What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:

-score brother's baseball game
-study for math test
-write query letter to magazine
-go to bed early to catch up on sleep
-clean room

3) Snacks I enjoy:

-Flamin' Hot Doritos
-Deli Style Cole Slaw
-anything salty or sweet, actually!

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

-buy a house in Arizona

5) Places I have lived:

a certain town in a certain state in the US (for my whole life)

6) Jobs I have had:


Okay, I'm boring. Sorry for the lame responses. A great post is coming soon!

To respond to this, post a comment on this post with a link to your post.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Business of Being Born

I just finished watching this movie. It was fantastic. I liked that it mentioned that homebirth is not safe for everyone, and it even included footage of a C-section. The homebirths included in the film were beautiful, and they showed that it is okay to give birth with a midwife. I think that every pregnant woman should watch it because it shows how beautiful birth can be.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Why is the C-Section rate so high?

Let me make myself clear here: I am not a doctor, nor a health professional. I am merely a student who is interested in all things OB/GYN, and all of the educational posts that I do will be from various sources.

So, with that said, why IS the C-section rate so high? Is it because of more elective C-sections? Is it because of doctor convience, or for doctors to prevent lawsuits? The truth is that no one will ever know for sure.

Let's start by taking a closer look at elective C-sections. For those that don't know, an elective C-section is when a woman decides to schedule her surgery ahead of time. It can be for many reasons including convience and when a doctor is free, but it can also be for reasons like a breech baby or placenta previa. In this post, I will only address the issues of convience and a doctor's schedule, because I feel that health problems like the ones listed above are not preventable.

Celebrities such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguelira have been rushing to the OR for elective C-sections. Are they too posh to push? Maybe they just don't want to deal with labor. But does it really matter? The fact of the matter is that our nation's C-section rate is higher than ever, and something needs to be done about it. C-sections pose numerous health risks, and sometimes they are not even necessary.

I personally believe that elective C-sections should not be permitted unless there is a medical reason to do so. Babies have been born naturally forever, and there's no reason why that trend should stop now. We have the neonatal technology there in case something is wrong with the baby, and it could be argued that we provide the best neonatal care in the world. So why doesn't our infant mortality rate prove it?

Hopefully health professionals will realize this before more women and babies die because of unnecessary C-sections.

Friday, April 11, 2008

My Favorite OB/GYN Books


Born in the U.S.A. by Marsden Wagner

Pushed by Jennifer Block


Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent

Diary of a Midwife by Julianna Van-Ophlen Fehr


Knocked Up by Rebecca Eckler

I'll Never Have Sex With You Again by Multiple Authors


Welcome to my new blog. For those of you who had read "Birth Stories", this blog will be a little different. I'm hoping for more educational posts as opposed to birth stories. I have a few posts already in draft form that I hope you will enjoy. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you will visit again soon!