Dr. Zarine Kotian describes why she decided to become an obstetrician/gynecologist and explains why delivering children is a special event she is privileged to take part in.
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The reason I became an OB/GYN all starts back to when I was doing my medical school rotations. I originally thought I was going to be an internal medicine doctor. Started my OB/GYN rotation not thinking too much about it and then, you know, as the rotation went on I started developing relationships with my patients. There was one patient in particular, very traumatic history. She had had a history of an ectopic pregnancy so she had lost one of her tubes and one of her ovaries so making her chances of conceiving a lot less likely. She got pregnant. She had her other ovary out of two. I was there with her during her labor process and watching her push and when that baby was born and I saw the happiness on their face and the joy in that room and the baby coming out and it was when I decided to become an OB/GYN. That’s when I decided that I wanted to help women like her and make a difference in someone’s life. Delivering a child is one of the greatest moments in anyone’s lives. It’s very special that a patient feels that they can share this moment, this event in their lives with me. Delivering their baby, seeing the joy on their faces, seeing that baby cry, come out screaming, seeing a new life in this world is something that most people will never get to experience and I feel very privileged that I am able to experience that with the patient.
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