Dr. Sarah Gerlach enters the labor and delivery floor while on call. Residents are rotated to being on call every three days and must perform at their best ability at any given time of the night.
Dr. Gerlach gives an ultrasound on Jessica Cooper prior to her delivery making sure that the baby is facing in the right direction.
Dr. Burnette washes her hands in preparation for a C-section.
Dr. Burnette takes a look at the attending physician, Dr. Broecker, with medical student Maria Rodionova listening in the background.
Attending physician, Dr. Broecker, lifts Samantha Smith's 9 lb. 1 oz. baby boy over the curtain and shown to her for the first time.
Doctors tend to Samantha Smith after delivering her 9 lb. 1 oz. baby boy via C-section. This was Mrs. Smith's second child.
Resident Dr. Emily Burnette holds a pair of scissors in preparation to sew Semantha Smith's stomach closed after they delivered the baby boy.
Blood soaked cloths lay on the ground awaiting to be thrown away after the C-section. The blue tags are made with radioactive particles so they can be seen under an x-ray just in case one was accidentally left inside of a patient.
Dr. Gerlach comforts 6 week old baby girl Kameron Colwell while on break. Kameron is the daughter of one of the attending nurses that evening.
Dr. Berry cares for a restless two day-old infant while also checking on patients charts while on call. Dr. Berry says, "I chose to do this because it makes me happy. And I haven't found anything else that makes me happier."
Dr. Emily Burnette looks over paper work before starting her evening rounds while on call one night. Dr. Burnette says, "without coffee I would not survive."
Dr. Andria Berry finally gets a moment to sleep at 2:00 am after a grueling 20 hour work day. Though she is sleeping, if anything problematic occurs, Dr. Berry may be called at any point in the night. On average, residents sleep no more than 5 hours a night while on call.
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