Emergency Room At The Clinic

1850 WordsApr 20, 20178 Pages
Intro 6:00 a.m. — Alarm rings. Time to prepare for a potentially long day and night. 8:30 a.m. — At the clinic, routine gynecologic cases, such as annual exams and infections are seen 10:00 a.m. — pager goes off needing assistance to the emergency room to see a 30-year-old woman, who is 30 weeks pregnant. 10:15 a.m. — race from the clinic to the hospital, and discuss the modes of delivery she may need. 12:00 p.m. — A scheduled C-section on a 26-year-old. who has requested tubal sterilization. 2:00 p.m. — A calls comes for a 20-year-old, who, at 41 weeks, needs labor induction. 4:00 p.m. — Rounds on the maternity ward. 7:00 p.m. make it home to catch dinner with my family. 10:00 p.m. call from the clinic 's labor and delivery unit about…show more content…
Midwifery was confined to uneducated females which consisted of the extraction of a baby, usually by the breech to save the mother 's life in obstructed labour. An activity from which men were rigidly excluded. “By the Middle Ages midwifery was primitive and controlled by the church, only the most celibate was considered pure enough to discuss midwifery. The subject was immersed in folklore and superstition, herbal potions and fumigations.”(Milestones in the evolution of obstetrics n.d.), by the 19th century male midwifery was becoming fashionable under the influence of Louis XIV in france and men began to seize and progress in a field of study from which they were once harshly excluded continuing to extend to the present 21st century in which “female obstetricians are now in the minority”(Women 's Health Associates, 2015), but according to Encyclopedia Britannica “Obstetrics and gynecology”(2015) the area of obstetrics has developed greatly in fertility control, promotion of healthy births, prenatal care, and instruction of pregnant mothers to reduce birth defects/problem deliveries which was thereafter rapidly adopted throughout the world. Tasks and working conditions An obstetrician’s main tasks is to diagnose and bring a woman through pregnancy, deliver her child, and give the new mother adequate postnatal care. However much of the time obstetricians spend with their pregnant patients occurs in the
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