Preconceived Notions

Do you know that annoyed, frustrated feeling you get when you highly anticipate your favorite series’s season finale only to succumb to the writers’ ultimate ...

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Some people think there might be a petri dish involved in the IVF procedure, while others expect a doctor will insert my husband’s sperm into my uterus. The latter is ...

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My parents, sister, and I sat down to play Pinochle (an awesome card game, by the way), and in between winning the bid and playing for tricks, my sister asked, “So, ...

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Numbers. They are everywhere.

They float around in my head like balloons precariously tethered to the tip of my mind. They vary in quantities and meanings ...

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Christmas. The holiday season, what dances in your head when you think of this time of year?

Maybe sweet treats, treasured traditions, houses outlined in ...

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“Ooooo, that was a good one!” my patient’s husband proclaimed, his eyes fixated on the monitor screen where her contractions were displayed, lined up one after ...

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While many pregnant women head to the hospital with bags packed and birth plan in hand, they may be forgetting some crucial pieces of information.

Aside from ...

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My soul is that of a writer’s. I have known this since I was a child, writing intricate stories on lined paper, happily holed up in my bedroom for hours. Nothing is ...

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While many patients choose inductions for non-medical reasons (family is in town, work conflicts, they are tired of being pregnant), there are several medical reasons that ...

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On her visit over after her first baby was born, my sister-in-law walked confidently into my house, clad in crisp jeans and brown leather boots.

“Wow!” I ...

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