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I had a hugging midwife and I LOVE her.
I LOVE this photo!!!Wow. If only all birthing mothers could feel this much compassion from their doctor or midwife. Wow.
*Sigh* This pic is lovely. I keep coming back to look at your amazing pics over and over again....
Man alive, that doctor must love his job! I have had miscarriages, and babies, and never had a doctor hug me like that. Never. I had one squeeze my toe just before they wheeled me into surgery with him for a miscarriage d&e at 16 weeks. I did have one nurse pray for me before I got the laminaria in the day before because I mentioned my faith to her. That's the extent of the outward shows of compassion...though my OB has vocalized a bit of caring (I can tell she likes me and my husband) just never much of a personal touch. I even gave her a gift, but was afraid I crossed some line.
What a FANTASTIC photo! I want to print it and hang it somewhere...I am quite happily married, but I think I'm also in love with Dr. Wonderful. :)
I am curious: Do some husbands/partners of Dr Wonderful's clients get jealous? I noticed in the video of him doing the attempted breech version that it seemed like the partner of the lady being versioned moved her hand away from doctor's arm. But it wasn't clear since the video was closer up.It is great that Dr W is affectionate and gentle. We need more of that in birth care.By the way, I love your blog!-a midwife
I don't know of any partners that have gotten jealous. I know they are thrilled their wives are happy and it makes for a much better birth that way.The father that takes his wife's hand in the video was wanting her to squeeze his hand instead of the doctor's arm - it wasn't seen in context, but I understand what you saw; you weren't alone.He IS a great doctor... love him so much.
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