We can weed out jerk doctors one mom at a time.
Sometimes doctors who are condescending just need a smack. When Grace was born, I met a pediatrician who deserved one. Come to find out, the hospital gave it to him. Link here to read the original story. Dr. Arrogant came into our lives when he didn't come into our room. That is to say that he was supposed to see Grace within 24 hours of birth. She was jaundiced, and I was naturally worried. When he finally did show up a day late, he said he was too busy. Then to prove he was indeed arrogant and not just having a bad day, when I asked him medical questions, he told me that was not for me to worry about. Rude words, several containing the letter F, remained unsaid. Instead, I complained to my obstetrician, who filed a complaint with the …
Recognizing best practice, Adventist Midwest Health launches “kangaroo care” at four suburban hospitals.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a release from Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. In preparing for childbirth, Jean Howard had read about the importance of skin-to-skin contact. And as a medical resident in Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s family residency program, Howard is more educated than most new moms when it comes to the importance of human touch for wellness and bonding. That’s why the 29-year-old Forest Park resident is supportive of the hospital’s new skin-to-skin initiative. Also known as “kangaroo care,” skin-to-skin contact the first hour after birth is recognized as a best practice in birthing. Among the benefits to babies and mothers: Parent-to-newborn skin-to-skin contact has long been practiced in the Level III neonatal …