A few weeks ago, my OB, Dr. Michael N. Osterholm, said he was leaving me to nurse my daughter, Leah, to the hospital.
He had been so good at this, he said, that he had even taught Leah how to take an exam.
He was right.
She passed the exam.
It was the first time in more than 30 years that Leah, 6, had passed the obstetrician-gynecologist exam.
The exam is a standard test for a variety of reasons.
It’s a simple, straightforward exam.
If you’re a new nurse, it’s easy.
If not, you can take it at home, at home school, or at a private practice.
It doesn’t matter what you’ve been taught, it only requires that you pass a series of questions, some of which are as simple as whether you can answer the following questions correctly: Can I go back to sleep?
When I first had my daughter Leah, she didn’t understand the answer.
She didn’t care what she knew.
I told her, I don’t know.
The next morning, she was staring at the floor, her face a mask of confusion.
When she finally got a chance to say, I can’t go back, I could hear her say, Oh.
It took a while for her to say that.
Leah had never seen her parents in that room before.
When they were married, Leah would spend hours at the kitchen table, cooking.
And she would sit quietly, in the corner, and listen.
Now she’d stare at the wall, wondering, What am I doing?
When she’s in a room with her mother, her mother would ask, What do you do in there?
And her mother wouldn’t answer.
Leah could tell she was getting close.
She’d think, I want to talk to my mom, but she can’t hear me.
Leah started to feel a bit sad.
And when she asked her mother for help, she said she couldn’t do anything.
It wasn’t because she didn, but because her mother didn’t know how to get the questions right.
My wife, Drs.
Andrea Lusardi and Amy Lusetti, both OB-GYNs, both agreed that Leah needed to be educated on the basics of the exam, but they also said that if the information was being provided in a way that was safe and understandable to her, she would be able to understand it.
They offered a few tips for understanding the questions, but most importantly, they encouraged her to look at the picture, to be honest, to take the picture back and re-answer it.
So I took my daughter back to the nursery and asked her the questions.
She started to look embarrassed and I told my daughter to hold it for me.
She did, but my daughter had to get up and go.
I walked into the room and she was looking at me.
When I saw her, her expression changed.
She looked like she was ready to go to bed.
That was a moment that I will never forget.
She wanted to come home, she wanted to be close to her mom, she loved her mother.
And my daughter said, Mom, I just want to be here.
I didn’t want to miss anything.
I just wanted to tell you what I wanted to talk about.
She said, I’ve never done this before, I have no idea how to do this.
When you’re home alone, you want to say you’re going to get some sleep.
When the baby is born, you don’t want her to be alone, but you don’s say you’ve never seen that before.
And then you just remember all the questions and how to answer them, and that’s when you’re ready to talk.
It will make you feel more comfortable and feel like you can trust the doctor and you’re not going to be embarrassed by anything.
So you have to be patient and be prepared for that.
If I had to take a test right now, I would do a physical exam.
I have a physical examination, but I do that every day, and if you’re taking a test, the doctor can do it in the operating room, and then you can sit in the chair, and you can do your test.
You don’t have to worry about being rushed or anything.
You can be comfortable.
But there is one thing you have not seen before, and it’s the physical examination.
You see the doctor, you do the physical exam, and the doctor says, You can’t do this test.
And that’s a big problem.
If the doctor is so concerned about the health of your child, how can you not have a discussion about the physical tests?
I was so nervous that I thought about getting in a taxi, but that’s not the way to go.
If they told you you can’t take the exam because you don the