Sunday, January 18, 2009

Thank you all...

...for your support. You guys make me want to cry! Don't worry, I'm not going to stop blogging, nor will I change the way that I blog. I value this space, and I certainly value all of you, whether you agree with me or not! So, thanks again for all of the kind words. I was beginning to feel a little persecuted! Coming up...Dr. Whoo gets her first day off in 18 days, relocation woes, and an 11 pound baby (!). Thanks for reading!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

11 pounds! Gadfrey!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog, you sound like such a good person. That's all.

Carrie Ann said...

Enjoy your day off! Best wishes with all the relocation stuff!

Lizard said...

I've seen only one 11-pounder. Transport, naturally, and c-section. The lovely peri who did the C was exhausted, as this was his 4th C in 24 hours. And he'd done other deliveries. And had 3 sets of twins that day. I asked if our 11 #1 baby was bigger than any of the sets of twins and he thought a moment and then said "all of them."

can't wait to hear the story!

Anonymous said...

I love your BLOG!!!!!

Samantha said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog!
You are the type of OB I love to have. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hear about your 11 pound baby! My third was 11 pounds, 10 ounces- a record for my OB. I had chosen to have a repeat C-section, but it was still a struggle to get him out!!
-Amy in OH

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog!! This is your outlet and your words should be written as you wish. As a Labor Nurse, I don't always agree with my Residents or their attending's, but I wholeheartedly believe that they want what's best for mom and baby and if that means a stat c/s or a vacuum delivery, then so be it. I believe the patients have the right to be in on the decision, but if the doc says your baby looks like crap, we need to operate then let their be an operation. We do not want to harm the delicate psyches of mothers or husbands, but realize that when we say stat, it means stat for a reason. elective inductions at 38 1/2 weeks are contraindicated. this is not a postdates induction. It is an induction for personal, rather than medical purposes. 38.5 wk IOL's are done because *you* are tired of being pregnant. This is not to say that there aren't reasons to do a 38.5 wk IOL, in fact there are some very scary medical pblms that make us want to deliver your baby early, but let your Dr. make that decision. That is why they went to medical school and you did not. Doctor's try their hardest to make your pregnancy run smoothly and I'm sure that at every delivery they pray that it is a good delivery, but sh*t happens and it does suck and we do our best to prevent bad outcomes. I give all the credit in the world to Dr's and especially OB/GYN's because it is such a litigous field. So you go Dr. Whoo, you keep on writing your blog. I hope your practice thrives and you have happy safe deliveries and that whomever made the comments in your last post takes a step back and walks in your shoes for a couple of days!

Dawn said...

I didn't get to do the delivery, but the biggest baby the midwifery practice I was in had was 15 lbs. Mom had no GDM, no risk factors, but a history of 10 lb babies. This one was a section (her first, after 3 others). Disgustingly, she was tall and only gained 40 lbs, and had lost it all by her 6 week check. I hated her....(not really)

mamadoc said...

As an FP resident in 1980 I delivered a 15 pounder. Luckily it was the fourth kid, and right about the time I realized that was a very big head OMG what about the shoulders he slid right into my hands. No lacerations, either. The nurse kidded about carrying him to the nursery "he's big enough to walk there by himself." He did fine, mom did fine. No GDM as far as I know but back then everybody wasn't as agressive about finding it (my patients got GGTs during their pregnancies but I never got one during either of mine). Of course, this was also before everybody had umpteen ultrasounds, some people even delivered healthy babies (gasp!) with no ultrasound at all...Damn, I'm old.

tlwst36 said...

I love your blog. As a fellow OB-GYN, I get so frustrated by people who have unrealistic expectations of us. We just try to be the best person/clinician/caregiver/advocate we can be. We hold ourselves to high standards (it's part of our Type A personality!). Keep doing your thing and know that for every critique you have, there are at least 10 women who love and appreciate all that you do!

BTW--so glad to hear you passed your orals. Took mine last week and am nervously awaiting the verdict.

Anonymous said...

I adore your blog...I'm a second year OB resident wanting to join a group private practive...please keep the tips and motivation coming! Any advice what to look for when I begin interviewing with groups? I know it's early...the type A in me is curious:)

The Girl said...

Your blog is wonderful! It is nice to read some honest perspective from the side of the doctor.

You sound like a lovely doctor, and I just wish that people realised that things are done the way they are done for a reason, not because it is the most popular option or the ideal "experience" for the patient. You sound like you at least listen to the patient, which is invaluable.

Thanks for your blog!