oh pregnant woman, go jump off a bridge

My patient has a pregnant granddaughter who came to visit him. She was almost at her due date and having contractions. She was so excited and happy. OH, and seeing a family medicine doctor. Yeah cause that’s how noneventful her happy little pregnancy has been.

I was so ready to push her off a cliff.

As I was muttering bitter sentiments to myself in the break room, I told a float nurse I was sorry for sounding like I’m a total bitch, but I just lost a baby and that’s why I was upset. She looked at me and said, “I had three late losses in a row… then I gave up. I had one daughter already so I just stopped trying for more after those.” I couldn’t believe she’d gone through this three times. She told me not to give up. I was glad she shared with me. Welcome to this miserable godforsaken club.

Author: Mother of All Things

Mother by fostering, adoption, and marriage... wife to my best friend... Bay area critical care nurse... travel in my blood, reading in my bones, clean food on my mind!

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