Hamayun Nawaz, BA
Acknowledgment: The author thanks the American Medical Student Association for introducing him to the rich world of palliative medicine through their summer End-Of-Life Fellowship.
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Nawaz H.; Kayla. Ann Intern Med. 2007;146:535-536. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-146-7-200704030-00012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2007;146(7):535-536.
“Look, there's the heart beating. You see, when I move the probe this way you can see her spine, and look, she just kicked. So tell me, have you picked a name yet?”
“I think I'm going to call her Kayla.”
Now that I could finally navigate the ultrasound with confidence, it was exciting to show the young mother a glimpse of her first baby. While I waited for the resident to arrive, I examined the fetus and tried to determine whether there was leakage of amniotic fluid. The mother had presented to the obstetric triage earlier that night at 23 weeks gestation with complaints of mild cramping and some watery discharge. Because there was no obvious emergency at that moment, the resident allowed me to begin the exam alone. As I had rolled the ultrasound to the room, I had wondered, “Could this be a miscarriage? What would it be like to participate in a delivery at such an early gestation?”
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