In this post we hear from Obstetrics & Gyaecology Registrar and mum of two, Dr Ruth-Anna Macqueen. While we all hope for a straightforward birth, our NHS doctors work incredibly hard to help women and babies get through difficult and complicated labours. Here Dr Macqueen tells us why it's good to be prepared but we also need to be able to go with flow if things don't pan out as we expect.
1. Why did you decide to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology?
The first birth I was present for (as a medical student) was just amazing, I was blown away. I had this utterly surreal realisation that previously there had been four people in the room (woman, partner, midwife and me) and now there was a brand new person. Witnessing this had a huge impact, and I immediately started spending as much time as possible on Labour Ward.
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