ob/gyn

Oxytocin

Oxytocin (Pitocin) is a neuropeptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus and stored in the posterior pituitary gland. Its biological function spans everything from "milk letdown" in lactation and uterine contraction during the latter stages...

Finished With Obstetric Anesthesiology As A CA-3

After completing my call shift this morning, I'm officially finished with obstetric anesthesiology as a resident. I might never do a lumbar labor epidural ever again. 😯 The experience of providing targeted neuraxial analgesia...

Should I Get An Epidural During Labor? Yes!

Epidurals are routinely used to provide analgesia during the labor process. Many women swear by them and will request for an epidural even before they are committed to labor by the obstetrician. Others try to...

Last Shift Of Obstetric Anesthesia As A CA-2!

I'm tired... like really tired. I've been working over two weeks without a true day off. I've got one more call shift beginning this afternoon before I'm officially done with obstetric anesthesia as a CA-2....

Finished With Neuroanesthesia As A CA-2 – Back To Obstetrics

I finished my CA-2 rotation in neuroanesthesia last week and am back on the labor and delivery (L&D) wing providing parturients with labor analgesia (epidurals, spinals, combined spinal-epidurals). This time, I'm a more senior...

Finished With Obstetric Anesthesiology As A CA-1

Tomorrow is my last day of obstetric anesthesiology and also my last day as a second year anesthesiology resident (CA-1). Over the last two months, I've done a ton of epidurals, spinals, and combined spinal-epidural...

First Three Weeks of Obstetric Anesthesiology

Its become very evident that obstetric anesthesiology is an entirely different animal compared to my other rotations. I haven't intubated anyone in three weeks. All my patients are relatively young, pregnant women. I haven't even seen a vial...

Beginning Obstetric Anesthesiology

Today marks my first true day of my two month obstetric anesthesia rotation, and what a way to kick it off - weekend call! I'll have roughly 60 days to master the art of...

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