There are only three things in this world that are certain: death, taxes, and babies.
Nobody knows this truth better than Emily McCoy, a third year resident working in Baby City, the affectionate nickname for the busy Labor and Delivery unit at a New York City hospital. On a typical day in Baby City, Emily delivers more babies than the number of hours of sleep she manages to squeeze in that night. And definitely more than the number of dates she's been on since she started her training in OB/GYN two years earlier.
As Emily works tirelessly to safely herald baby after baby after baby (after baby) into the world, she becomes well acquainted with the three hard facts of Baby City:
1) Babies never come when you want them to.
2) Babies always come when you don't want them to.
3) You don't know who your true friends are until your baby is sliding down the birth canal.
Baby City was a joint effort, written by myself and Dr. Whoo of OB/GYN Kenobi. Do you remember the wonderful Dr. Whoo? She was a really funny OB/GYN blogger who stopped blogging when life inevitably got busy. Well, now she's back… in book form! This book is all about the real events that take place on a labor and delivery unit. It's an inside look that few people get to experience.
And if you're about to start your third year of medical school, this book totally counts as studying.
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Side note: Special thanks to Dr. Amy of the Skeptical OB for her help in creating an incredibly realistic scene about homebirth gone wrong. Dr. Amy has been a tireless crusader for safe childbirth, and she's also got some really intelligent things to say about medicine in general (including vaccination). In her honor, we are donating 25% of the profits from the book to the fistula foundation, a nonprofit organization that does great things for women in Third World countries.