Always listen to your inner voice, Lauren. Always trust your instincts.

I wrote a story on this subject, as well. Instead of boring you with the whole story, here is the most important point:

I learned at the age of thirty-six, when I was bedridden and pregnant with my first child, that I needed to question the decisions of the doctors. Being in the hospital for almost four months with two pregnancies, there were times that I had to refuse to comply with what the doctor wanted. Although, he may have been displeased when I challenged him, I found that as long as I was respectful and explained my line of reasoning, he usually worked with me to find another solution. Doctors are human and can make some bad decisions and terrible mistakes. Another thing is that I recognized early on that none of my doctors knew more about my body than I knew. Of course, they have more medical knowledge, but I am more in tune with my own body than anyone else. As the boss of my body, I am doing a disservice to myself and my unborn children if I do not communicate my own insights and evaluations with the medical staff.

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