High-risk pregnancy. Geriatric pregnancy. Advanced maternal age. Whatever you call it, I’ve been through it…twice. They say women in health care have a “curse”—meaning if you work as a health care provider, you are likely to have a complicated pregnancy. It’s probably a myth, but I put that superstition to the test and discovered that no two pregnancies are alike.
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…I am an obstetrician who became pregnant after a long journey with infertility, and four months earlier had given birth to a much anticipated, and desired baby with UNANTICIPATED birth defects; VACTERL sequence…
A birth doula can provide much needed emotional support as someone the woman has come to know over the course of several weeks or months, as well as guidance to help her get through the challenging parts of labor and birth. The doctor, typically the woman’s obstetrician, plays more of a clinical role, but can also be very encouraging and supportive emotionally.
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