Friday, July 25, 2008

Great delivery day

3 deliveries today. Total time spent pushing with the patients (I push with my patients, I don't have the nurses start pushing them, so this is a true total time pushing): 12 minutes.


Have I mentioned that I love multips?


Take THAT ABOG! I am done, done, DONE!!!!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

I HATE ABOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My head is spinning from entering 210 deliveries and about 140 surgeries from last year.

I'm beginning to think board certification isn't worth it. And now there is continual recertification, which, amazingly enough, the established docs are grandfathered out of needing to do.


Did I mention how much I loathe ABOG?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tattoo, Tattoo!!!

Watched a documentary last night on tatts. Interesting.

As a doctor, you see lots of tatts on people. Some are truly works of art and some...well...should be regretted. I STILL remember a tramp stamp (a tatt on the small of your back) on a patient when I was a med student. "Exit only" with an arrow pointing down. Sigh. Just recently I saw a beautiful tatt - footprints with her kids' names on her foot.

Just remember ladies, that young, flat abdomen you have now will not be that way later. Most women get stretch marks and those make tatts look ugly. And please don't put one right down by the pubic hairline - it's a bitch to sew skin when there is a tatt to match up.

And also, if you have lots of tatts, no fair whining about needles and injections. You will have ZERO credibility. Trust me.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The most amazing thing

Even though I have literally seen thousands of births, it still amazes me.

The woman is pushing and at first, just a smidgen of head is visible if I'm separating the labia. Then after some more pushing, the head is seen without my assistance (at this point, I'm frequently styling the hair into a ponytail/mohawk). Then a few more pushes, and she's crowning.

And then it's done. Once the baby crowns, it's pretty quick. But it's so cool to see the head come out, turn, and then the rest of the body follows.

Just beautiful.