Oct
16
2011

Life, Anatomy & The Way We Were

PostSecret

I wish there was a way for me to tell this PostSecret author just how much her grandmother’s donation will be respected…a way to express to her just how much people like her grandmother have taught me…have taught all of us. Rest assured that we recognize the sacredness of the anatomy lab…it’s palpable in those rooms. I recall long talks about the people willing to let us learn from them, thoughts of what their life […]

Oct
15
2011

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

October15

Today is an important day to a group of people I’ve expressed a deep gratitude to in the past. Sometimes it’s so easy to live life without remembering what the people around us go through and this is our opportunity to to be reminded of the struggles people have that we may not necessarily share. October 15 is a day to remember families who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, still birth […]

Oct
13
2011

365 Days of (Mobile) Photos – Weeks 14 & 15

Basket Pusher

September 28 – October 12 Tweet This Post

Oct
10
2011

Of Flaming Ovens & Paula Deen

Oops...

When the mood strikes I occasionally like to pretend I’m Paula Deen and dress up in a collared shirt, lay on the thick(er) Southern drawl and cook up a little storm in our kitchen…and by “cook up a little storm” I literally mean become a human baking cloud and rain down flour all over my clothing, floor and iPad recipe app while attempting to concoct something edible. Sometimes I get really lucky and produce pure […]

Oct
1
2011

365 Days of (Mobile) Photos – Week 13

Day 85: Lonely Stethoscope

September 21 – September 27 Tweet This Post

Sep
29
2011

Thursday Thoughts | Distributing personal medical information via social networks

Social Information

From a friend’s Facebook status: Times have definitely changed. I am filling out my son’s paperwork for his well check with his new pediatrician and there is a spot to put your Facebook or Twitter account down to receive non urgent info about the patient! We are clearly moving in the direction of social media and digital information, so I would love to hear your thoughts on the following (answers should assume consent from both […]

Sep
25
2011

Stop! Or I’ll…Dump Water On Your Head

Water Bottle

A psychiatrist I was working with was recently talking to some families about the importance of following through with so-called “parenting-threats” you make to a child. As I listened in I thought how difficult it must be to consistently do that, especially if following through with the consequence adds an element of stress or difficulty to your situation. A quick interrogation of the Google machine turned up hundreds, if not thousands, of relevant blog posts […]

Sep
25
2011

365 Days of (Mobile) Photos – Week 12

Silly Faces

September 14 – September 20 Tweet This Post

Sep
22
2011

Bachmann Earned Wakefield’s Vote

Vaccine

  Last week my husband was watching the CNN Republican debate in our bedroom as I sorted articles of clothing from my overflowing closet into trash and donate piles. When I caught a second between “what was I drinking when I bought this” and “did I seriously wear that” thoughts I half-listened in to the comments coming from the TV. However, when Minnesota’s 6th district representative started talking about my state and the HPV vaccine she […]

Sep
19
2011

What Medical School Doesn’t Teach Us

Defeated, Confused, Sad Doctor

In the course of our work as doctors we will undoubtedly witness events that change the life of our patients, but coming into medical school I never realized how directly some of these events would also change my life.  Often in medicine we see people at the worst possible time. Our patients are usually sick or grieving and rarely happy to be in our presence, no matter how great we might think we are. More […]

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About The Author

I'm an ObGyn. I started this blog as a medical student (some would call that doctor school) and now I'm working as an Ob/Gyn, which is seriously the coolest job ever. I'm a twin mom and recently added a baby brudder to the mix. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, but that hasn't happened...so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.

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