Month: March 2020

Mentoring our junior colleagues through the mystery and trauma of COVID-19

I’m a retired veteran and medical epidemiologist from the CDC and a board-certified OB/GYN who loves working in underserved hospitals and FQHCs, and even I never thought it would get to this. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has taken us by storm and caught us off-guard. The public health prevention safeguards that I studied, implemented and …

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Doulas as allies and advocates: Have you considered one for your pregnancy?

Doulas (from the Greek word meaning “women’s servant”) have become increasingly visible in prenatal, delivery and postpartum care in recent years, and I am all for it!  Doulas provide vital non-clinical emotional, physical and educational guidance for women during pregnancy, labor (coaching and birthing support) and also importantly during the postpartum time. In many hospitals …

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