Sorry for the untimely posting these past few weeks, I’ve been busy studying for the Pediatrics shelf and now I just started OB-Gyn. Which is awesome, by the way, today I got to do copious pelvic exams and pap smears and tomorrow, I might even get to DELIVER A BABY.
If it happens I’ll tell you about it tomorrow night, I have to read up on labor and delivery now so that when I get pimped, I won’t look like an idiot and my attending will be more inclined to let me touch a child as it exits the birth canal.
On that note, here’s how you fix a post-partum hemorrhage (after you deliver the baby and placenta, the uterus is supposed to squeeze itself shut to clamp off all the blood vessels it grew during the pregnancy. If it doesn’t contract hard enough, the woman bleeds, which is life-threatening. So you fix it by massaging the uterus from the outside, against your fist, which is on the inside. Graphic.)