It is normal at an OB/GYN practice to see women in all stages of pregnancy. It is perhaps more rare when two of those women are the ones wearing the white coats. This past Spring, Drs. Pooja Doshi and Alexis Jones, two Little Company of Mary OB/GYNs from the same practice, both had babies of their own. We decided to ask them a few questions about their pregnancy experiences. Here is Dr. Doshi’s interview. (Read about Dr. Alexis Jones here.)
Mary Potter Pavilion
2850 West 95th Street, Suite 203
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
The Outpatient Care Center
6700 West 95th Street, Suite 220
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
During your pregnancy, did you ever feel nervous or anxious like most pregnant women do?
Thankfully this pregnancy went well overall. Of course there were times I felt nervous, like all pregnant women do. It helps to have my training in OB/GYN for basic knowledge, but when experiencing things yourself, it is different.
What did you enjoy the most about being pregnant?
Feeling the baby’s movements is a very enjoyable feeling.
What pregnancy advice can you give to other pregnant moms?
The best advice is to try to relax about the little things and to listen to your gut. Choose a physician or group that will make you feel comfortable throughout the entire experience.
How did the experience of being pregnant/giving birth affect your perspective as a physician?
Experiencing both yourself makes you know what it is to be pregnant, and gives you the compassion you need to care for other pregnant women. It helps to be able to share knowledge and advice as an OB/GYN, as well as experience.