Alison Block / Reproductive care must remain part of family medicine - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Alison Block / Reproductive care must remain part of family medicine

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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 12:01 am

Jennifer was one of my first patients as a new doctor, and she came to see me about an unintended pregnancy. A single mom to a rambunctious 5-year-old girl, Jennifer was struggling economically and battling depression. We talked about the options available to her: continuing the pregnancy and preparing to parent another child, offering the baby for adoption or having an abortion. She chose to continue with the pregnancy, and I worked with her over the following months as she struggled with the discomforts of pregnancy, excessive weight gain and the anxiety of having to raise two small children on her own.

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