"You're 27-and-a-half weeks pregnant." As I lay on the exam table, time froze. How can this be? I wondered dazedly. I'm a second-year medical student. I've just completed a course in female reproduction and endocrinology. How could I have missed the signs? I attribute my obliviousness to the surgery I'd gone through only months before: the removal of a 27-pound, mucus-filled ovarian cyst. My lack of menstrual periods was nothing new; they'd been ...

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