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Holding the Baby

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  • Kim M. Puterbaugh, M.D.

When an obstetrician with a personal history of maternal struggle cares for a patient facing a repeated painful tragedy, she realizes she can help by responding not as a physician, but as a mother.

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Identifying details have been changed to protect the patient’s privacy.

This article was published on February 26, 2022, at NEJM.org.

Author Affiliations

From University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

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