back to the OBGYN posting again after a gruelling 6 weeks run around with the children in the peads and neonatal wards. how i missed being here. there was once in my life where i sworn not to be too attached or even like OBGYN. but now i am going against myself, i actually like it without anyone forcing it down my gutters.
this time round, we have only 4 weeks to be here, therefore i am gonna make the best out of it.
the first 2 weeks i am posted in the gynae ward where most of the patients are in the age where child bearing is not advisable. either that, they are of the age where gynaecological problems might occur where there is a strong family history of the similar cases. some of my mates are in the obstetrics ward, where most of the patients are still very young and still very pregnant. when i say 'young', i am most shocked to get the news that one of the patient is actually currently sitting for her PMR exam in the ward under the watch of an invigilator.
yes, she is 15, and yes she is very pregnant.
she got pregnant before she got married. and yes, she is married, she has to, actually. since she is still not at the age where marriage is legal in this country, she is married off by her father in the traditional way in the temple. when she is at the right age, i guess they will register her as married under the law. i keep on thinking, why did she put herself in this situation? she has all her life to look forward to. did she think it was love? was she sure about what she was doing?
and then, there is another girl, a 16 year old. she is rather big sized. she came in because she was constantly vomitting and her parents were dead worried about her. they couldn't detect what was wrong with her so they did the urine pregnancy test..... positive..... imagine the shock that her parents got when they knew that this princess of theirs is currently pregnant. she is not sure of her lst menstrual period, therefore the docs cannot estimate her delivery date. she has to go for ultrasound scanning to see the gestational age of her pregnancy. what drove her to do it? love perhaps? or lust?
if you really want to do it, don't la get pregnant at least. you are still young. pregnancy is a HUGE responsibility.
think la sikit....haiz...
hapdate: according to the clerking that was done, the 15 year old girl was told by her parents to abort the pregnancy but she wants to keep it. now she is in her 30th week, about 2 months more before she becomes a mother. her bf who had become her husband is 20 years old. the father has lodged a police report to state that she is married and will be legally registered as soon as she reached the legal age. her husband has not done any police report yet to confirm that they are married under the traditional way.