I get to be in Labor and Delivery this semester for clinical rotations. This means that I get to experience the joyous cries of relieved mothers, the proud eyes of a father who can’t stop grinning, the purity of a new life, and a whole lot of blood and disgusting things I never thought would come out of a person.
Aside from the medical knowledge I am accumulating, I have learned a few major lessons since beginning this clinical experience.
1. Eat breakfast or you might faint.
2. New moms are amazing and a little scary.
3. It matters who is holding your hand while you are breathing (and possibly screaming) through one of the hardest times in your life. The Labor and Delivery department is reminding me to choose very wisely.
4. Become an Anesthesiologist ASAP, they have great hours.
5. Don’t drink coffee only or you might vomit.
That is all for now but stay tuned for Pediatric Rotations and weekends in Kona. Coming up.