Im an OB,Im 32 weeks 3days pregnant.Today,I had to tell my patient that was due just TWO days before me that her baby had no heartbeat! :( it killed me,i had to leave the room..I sat in my office and just bawled my eyes out! She had several miscarriages before this...im heartbroken for her.
She gave me a big huge and thanked me for everything.She knew something was wrong which is why she came in today.When I looked at the screen I couldnt even speak,my eyes started to water and all I could say was "Im so sorry!"
How was she afterwards? I'm not sure I'd have been able to function after that.
by Anonymous - Original Poster
October 8, 2012 at 4:19 PM
I always call to check on my patients.I have also had a stillborn and 3 miscarriages so I know exactly how it feels.
Oh no. How terrible. It's one of those cons when choosing that career. Is it unprofessional to call in a day or so to see how she is doing ? I'm sure she would appreciate it. ((Hugs))
I was told that at 39 weeks. I can't imagine how the Doc felt telling me but I could see the tears in her eyes (and I already knew I was watching the ultrasound). *hugs again* I can't imagine how you could possibly be feeling.