Dr. Jesse’s new arrival this summer!
I’ve had the opportunity to share our exciting news with some of our great patients. This summer Bethany and I are expecting our first child and we are very excited. We both couldn’t be happier about the arrival of a little boy less than two months from now.
The last several months have been a great journey supporting my wife through the challenges of pregnancy. As all of you parents know, there are many choices to make about how you want to raise your children that start even before they are born. Of course, one thing that all parents have in common is the desire for their child to be happy and healthy.
For me, I believe that we are designed to be healthy, and that the human body, in its natural environment and without interference, has a natural state of health. However, there can easily be a great deal of fear involved in the process of having a baby. While the arrival of a new life into the world is the greatest testament to just how powerful nature, and human nature, is the fact that we don’t have full control of the process is just what makes it scary.
I believe that trusting the power of the human body, and the recognition that people (i.e., women) are inherently designed to create life, is a most important guide in our choices. One of the most stark realizations in my education however, came when I found that so many in our society do not share the same view.
In fact, for health care professionals, there is a guideline for diagnosing illnesses and disease called the ICD codes, or the International Classification of Diseases. It’s organized like the dewey decimal system (those over the age of thirty will remember this). Pregnancy is listed as V22.0-.2
So it is little wonder that health care in general treats pregnancy as a condition that needs to be heavily managed. And not without reason; as I said, every parent, just like us, wants to see their child happy and healthy at the end of it. But, how to best get there? There are so many choices that expecting parents face.
For the next few weeks, I will detail a few of the choices that we made in effort to be the best parents, and the reasons behind them. As you can imagine, they have all been done because I believe ultimately that they are the best for our little guys’ health and happiness. They might not be the most common choices, but for us I am confident they are the right ones.
For now, I wanted to share our exciting news with the practice, and to encourage you to keep an eye out over the next few weeks, especially for those expecting or soon-to-be, for a series of blog posts that I hope help you in your journey as well.
Dr. Jesse Davis