Almost all OB visits today, almost all women around 30 weeks.
A woman with a daughter named Blessing
A woman with a crying toddler soothed by a lollipop I supplied and she sucked away while I talked to her mom about all her birth control options postpartum
A woman with old scars from self injury that I painfully had to bring up an make sure she was safe
A woman who needs reassurance that the drug I’m giving her is safe for her baby
A woman who didn’t want to see a student
A woman who was so happy to get an appointment with the midwives
A woman worried that she wasn’t gaining enough weight so her baby can grow, and who needed reassurance that she was doing everything just right.
A woman mourning the loss of a much wanted pregnancy, but so happy to hear that I told her and her husband that they could start trying to make a family again.
I love clinic for so many reasons, but finding out small pieces of people’s lives, knowing that I’m a small stop before work, on the way to pick up other kids at daycare, after a long day at work, to comfort, answer questions, or just to treat that damn yeast infection gives me so much joy.