Caring for Mothers and Babies

I’m retired now, but one of the parts of my profession that I liked the most was delivering a healthy baby, giving the baby to the mother and then watching the new mom hold and love the new life. I miss that, although I must say that I like to sleep all night without having to wake up for a delivery!

This picture is not recent, but I like it because the people are special to me. The new mom was born breech in the middle of a very foggy night in January; the baby was born exactly 18 years later–on the mother’s birthday! I am still in touch with mother and son, and both are doing well.

It has been a privilege to be with people at the special time of birth. I am concerned, however, that the babies that I have helped birth will know a world that is very different from the world I have enjoyed. My goal is to do my best to help them and all people to be happy and healthy–the same goal as I had for the 40+ years that I practiced medicine.


By Richard

I am a retired obstetrician-gynecologist who has been fortunate to live and work in the wonderful community of Durango, Colorado for 40 years.

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