I'm Unlucky: My Doctor's Lack of Compassion After Recurrent Miscarriages
I understand that sometimes doctors have to detach themselves from the situations at hand in order to do their jobs without emotion clouding their decision making process. But -- oh, but -- sometimes that lack of compassionate bedside manner is just too much, too brutal. For a mom experiencing a miscarriage, especially one who is dealing with recurrent miscarriages, one would expect a tiny morsel of compassion and understanding from a doctor, right? That's not what Trish at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin? experienced after her second miscarriage last year.
She shares the conversation:
So then I asked why I had a second miscarriage when I was told it was unlikely that this would happen again. This is what the doctor said:
“Well, you’re just unlucky.”
OH REALLY. Is that an official diagnosis?
Needless to say, I switched away from her as fast as I could. I’ve been meaning to write a note to the head of her department to ask that she show a little more compassion to the next woman who comes to her in the middle of a miscarriage.
She goes on to say how 2012 was the year of the miscarriage and how she has hope for this year. Go encourage her with some compassion, would you?