Working in OB, I've learned that there is one thing that I will never understand. It doesn't make sense to me that someone who cares nothing about their baby, will come in to the hospital, 32 weeks pregnant, completely drunk and high, and they go on to deliver a healthy baby. But at the same time, a perfectly deserving, loving couple can try for a long time, finally become pregnant with that little miracle, only to get the devastating news that it has a condition that isn't compatible with life. One mother does everything she should NOT do: drinking, drugs, horrible diet, etc. The other does everything she can to make sure she is giving her baby the best start: folic acid before conception, prenatal vitamins, excellent diet, etc. And who is it that suffers the loss? I guess I'm not meant to understand and I'm sure God knows what He's doing, but it's really hard to see down here. I know I've talked about this before, but this is one of the most difficult aspects of working in OB.
I joined a group of women who are all due in October. It's been fun to watch others grow and progress along with me. As you maybe guessed, one of the women received devastating news yesterday. I just pray she and her family finds the strength and comfort they need in the many tough days, weeks and months to come.