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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 tough it out without any pain…

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. More importantly - three days…

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…

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 neuraxial anesthetics (epidurals, spinals, and combined…

Finished With OB/Gyn – On To Surgery

Around 3:45pm yesterday afternoon, I officially finished my OB/Gyn rotation. I felt very prepared after having read Case Files, uWise, Boards & Wards, and supplementing BluePrints for additional clarification, but like all shelf exams,…

OB/Gyn Reflection – Patients (Still) Need Me

As part of every core rotation, students are required to write a brief reflection paper about their experiences. I wanted to write about a sentiment I revisited during my OB/Gyn rotation - my need to be needed.

Beginning of Benign Gynecology

Saturday morning marked the end of my week on gynecological oncology ("gyn-onc"). A colleague and I came in for morning rounds, got to leave by 10:30am, and I spent the rest of the day pseudo-studying.