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Why I L*O*V*E my job by Dr Bianca Bryce

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Dr Bianca Bryce

Hi everyone, I’m Bianca. Nice to meet you…..

Before I tell you my story I want to start with a big 3 cheers for Alinta, Ebony and Zoe for making BornOnline the amazing resource that it is – you guys are incredible! I feel very special being asked to contribute to your blog monthly as a guest blogger.

But back to me …..

I am a doctor training to be a specialist Obstetrician/Gynaecologist. I’m in my 5th year of a 6 year specialist training program. At times my job can be exhausting, but I honestly wouldn’t swap it for the world. Midwives and Obstetricians get to share in one of the biggest days in most people’s lives, and we get to do it again and again. Little secret – it’s pretty cool. I know it sounds cliche, but to see the look on a woman’s face as her newborn emerges into this world and into her arms, or the excitement in a new father’s voice as he sees the first glimpse of his baby’s head and urges his partner to push – as the MasterCard advertisement states – PRICELESS! It gives me goosebumps every time.

Of course it is not always perfect. In the public system in Australia Obstetricians usually only get involved when things are less-than-perfect, and so sometimes it feels like we get cheated out of the pure unbridled joy that comes with an “easy” birth. But we all know that life is never perfect, and sometimes the satisfaction that comes with helping someone through their (often unexpected) change of plans is just as rewarding. Because pregnancy is often not as glamorous as Angelina Jolie makes it look. Because labour is unpredictable. Because birth is unpredictable. And after you make it through all that, kids are unpredictable! But if you’re pregnant as you’re reading this – WELCOME! Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride. Because what you are about to go through happens to women all over the world, every day, but it is far from ordinary. It is an incredible journey, and I hope, no matter what happens, that you enjoy it. You have made a whole new human – and that is something to be proud of.

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Bianca with her gorgeous nephew

See you all next month!

Bianca