My OB asked me to speak on a forum

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Registered: 11-23-2006
My OB asked me to speak on a forum
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Mon, 06-28-2010 - 2:50pm
She called me this morning to asked me if I would consider speaking on a forum with her on the subject of delivering bad news to a patient. I'm actually really honored and excited to share my experience. She said a lot of resident OB's are always asking, how do you tell someone such horrible news. And so she is going to talk about it and then she wanted to bring a patient who had been through this and speak from their side of things. It sounds weird, but I like sharing what I've been through, what I've learned from it and how I've coped. I feel like if I can help anyone else by the horrible stuff we've been through then at least all of it will not have been for naught. And in some way I feel like it gives the horrible times a purpose. And therefore makes them a little less terrible. Anyhow, just thought I'd ask you guys to pray for me that I say what needs to be said and that it helps. My OB was awesome through all 3 of our losses and was especially awesome in the one in which we found out our son was horribly deformed. I'm so happy to be helping out.

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Registered: 05-06-2008
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 3:03pm

Emily, what a great honor!

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Registered: 11-23-2006
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 3:52pm

I feel so totally honored she asked me. She's a high risk OB so she sees her fair share of tragic cases. I love her and seriously wish she was a real life friend.
I am doing good. 26 weeks along. Still not without my freakout moments. Like yesterday when I hadn't felt him move. I am WAY more nervous than with my first pregnancy. I was blissfully ignorant then...


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Registered: 09-01-2008
Tue, 06-29-2010 - 11:22am

Emily,


What a wonderful way to help! You are always so helpful here, I have no doubt you will do just fine. :)


And I would personally love to see more updates from you chica!

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Registered: 09-24-2004
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 1:04am
Wow... your ob sounds wonderful! Good luck to you!
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