"Two weeks later, I went to the hospital. I was having sharp pains, I felt like I was going to pass out, my body ached. This petite doctor entered the room. 'How far along are you?' as she shoved her hand in me without even introducing herself. 20 weeks and 3 days I responded without a beat…'Oh pre-viable.' 'I don’t think you’re in labor, but your baby wouldn’t make it right now. Don’t worry if that happens, you can try again.' And for the first time since losing my Jackson, I worried for my girl. I prayed for my girl. I named my girl: Sydney."
Written narratives can give a patient a chance to tell her story and also act as a form of therapy. By reading and understanding Faith's experience, both patients and providers alike stand to learn the challenges facing obstetric patients and potential solutions to prevent these types of situations from happening to others. Click here to read more about Faith's experience.