When outcomes are tragic, doctors suffer too
The vast majority of births and deliveries are joyful ones. Families celebrate the wonder of the new addition to their families, and clinicians go home at the end of the day with a sense of pride, deriving meaning from their professional lives. This is one of the reasons that many of us chose obstetrics in the first place.
But unfortunately, that is not always the case.
As an obstetrician, I know firsthand …