The team at Tidelands Health Women’s Center helps families navigate pregnancy and childbirth every day. Now, one of the practice’s physicians – Dr. Monica Selander – has invited us to be part of the journey as she and her husband, Tidelands Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Earl Han, welcome a second child to their family. Follow us on Facebook, check out our Twitter feed and stop back here often to get the latest updates.
Dr. Monica Selander tried to tamp down the anxiety and focus on the excitement.
The Tidelands Health OB-GYN has helped deliver hundreds of babies during her career, so she knew the chance of complications was low. Still, as she prepared to deliver her second child with husband Dr. Earl Han, all the possibilities – and potential problems – raced through her mind.
“As a physician, you know all the things that can go wrong,” Dr. Selander says. “I tried really hard not to think about it, but it’s hard not to.”
At 8:38 a.m. on Monday, any lingering concern was replaced with the irrepressible joy of birth as the couple welcomed Luna Rey Han into their family. Born by Caesarean section, Luna weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and made her presence known quickly with healthy – and hearty – cries.
“It was a big team effort,” says Dr. Selander. “Everybody did a great job.”