I decided not to start this post with dragging lines of how lazy I am for not updating my blog lately 🙂 It would be way to stereotypical and let’s accept the fact that it will be very boring!
Well OBS is the abbreviation I gave for Obstetrics. Given that I have just started the first week of my O & G Posting, I realised I need to adapt to a whole new style of it again. Its like the time I’m having my Surgery Posting right after Paediatric Posting. The history taking in OBS is definitely very different from the others. It is like a story of a girl stepping into the motherhood etc from her age of menarche until where and how she is now (well, depending on the POG). Every little details is essential as it provide us the clue if anything happen during the pregnancy. Imagine a genetically and immunologically different fetus growing inside your body, a slight leaking liqua into the circulation would cause a serious impact on the mother. That’s how noble it is to be a mother!
On the fourth day of my posting, I got the chance to go to the Operation Room to observe some surgeries. We were lucky because there were 3 cases of LSCS and one with BTL as well on that day itself. We went into the OR to see the first case- LSCS + BTL with the indication of 2 previous scar done. The mother was given epidural anaesthesia. By watching her having the anaesthesia injected into her spine, that’s when I felt some feeling crawling inside my heart especially to the mother who had 2 LSCS before. Proceeded on by Pfannenstiel incision on her lower segment of abdomen, the MO had to incise layers and layers until the uterus is exposed. When you see the blood oozing out from the incision site, you will understand how it felt to be exceptionally cold within your core of the heart. The incision was quite large (which is unneccessary as commented by the specialist later). The moment when the amniotic membrane was incised, a sudden gush of liqua pouring out from the abdomen. The MO started to pull out the baby in no time, cord clamping, ligation of the cord, placental delivering. Everything happens in approximately less than 30 seconds. This was how fast it was! Any delay in delivering the baby will lead to fetal distress and of course the mother will be exposing to higher risk of having hemorrhage! It was quite bloody in the OR.
During the second LSCS which was indicated for macrosomia, unfortunately the incision was slightly smaller. When the amniotic membrane was incised, the MO fail to deliver the baby. It was definitely nails biting, palpitation moment for us who are standing there observing. Paediatrician MO and senior OBGY MO was called to the OR. The senior OBGY MO extended the incision. The baby was successfully delivered 😀 Many of us might be frustrated by the crying sounds from the baby but a crying sound on that particular moment was a joy and relief to all of us!
I have yet to see a Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery. However, with this 2 operation, I finally set my foot down on the fact that being a mother has always been the toughest job in the world right from the beginning.
Back at the ward, when I saw those babies sleeping beside their mothers, they are so small. From here, eventually they grow to become an adult in future. Can you imagine all of these came from a small embryo? Can you imagine your mother nurture you right from the moment where the implantation took place until who you are now? How much of efforts, tears and joys involved in bringing us up, I think no bright mathematician in this world can measure it accurately, not even knowing where to start off either.
If you felt your mother is nagging most of time, try to go to youtube and search for a birth video.
Thank You Mum! Words can never portray how much I owe it to you when at time I lost my patience in front of you.
Thank You Mum! 😀