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.
Like any parent, Dr. Monica Selander loves experiencing her baby Luna’s firsts. The infant’s first smile and her first laugh are things Dr. Selander will always keep close to her heart.
But not all firsts are quite so heartwarming.
Taking baby Luna to the doctor’s office for the first time for vaccinations wasn’t something Dr. Selander was especially excited about. Luna was born in late June to Dr. Selander and her husband, Tidelands Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Earl Han.
“It can be hard as a parent,” says Dr. Selander. “Children don’t like it. They cry, and you just can’t make an infant understand why it’s necessary.”
But Dr. Selander knows the brief sting of an injection is worth keeping her children safe from dangerous diseases such as measles, whooping cough, polio and chicken pox.
So when it was time for Luna to get her first round of vaccines, Dr. Selander didn’t hesitate.
“As a parent, I look at the big picture and think about what’s best for my child. It’s always hard to have your kids get stuck with needles, but in less two minutes, it’ll be over,” says Dr. Selander, an OB-GYN with Tidelands Health Women’s Center. “They won’t remember it, especially since kids get most of their vaccinations when they’re very young.”