April 2012

Sometimes Doctors are Simply Not What Kids Need

In fact, it would seem that they can be quite the opposite.

Whether it’s saving our lives during a complicated pregnancy or answering a question about a swallowed penny, doctors and nurses have been quite helpful in my life. My daughter and I will both forever be grateful for the amazing team who saved us when I had preeclamsia and we both were dying during my first and only pregnancy.

But you know what? Doctors are not gods. You do know that they have a history of being wrong, right? From bleeding people to death to even sexually assaulting women to treat “hysteria,” there have been plenty of bad doctors using bad science (or superstition) to treat people. There still are plenty of these people around today.