Today I woke up with sadness.
I could not put my finger on why.
My week had been busy but enjoyable.
I was thinking about a patient who was having a slower recovery from her surgery due to a minor complication but we had worked through it together and she will make a full recovery.
I was thinking about a couple with a baby I met this week who had a very difficult birth in country NSW and how the journey of her recovery was only just beginning.
Mostly I thought about the patients who have had pregnancy losses and I could not shake it off.
The only thing that made me happier was thinking of all the patients I have looked after who have returned after those circumstances - with such bravery - and completed their family.
I then attended a lovely birth of a baby girl and am happy now.