Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “So Many Babies” “My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career & Motherhood” by Susan Landers, MD, Morgan James Publishing, 2021 On Tour with Suzy Approved Book Tours
Susan Landers, MD, Author of ‘So Many Babies” “My Life Balancing a Busy Medical Career & Motherhood” writes and intriguing memoir. Susan Landers is an ambitious, intelligent and competitive physican that works full time. Her speciality is Neonatology, and she has the responsibility of making decisions that can save the lives of premature babies, with all kinds of issues. Susan Landers also has to maintain a relationship with the parents, and the other hospital workers. She works in the NICU, and it seems to be a stressful, and intense profession.
The author also is married to a physician, and at times they seem like equal partners, and yet at times one’s profession tends to look like it is more important than the other. The author writes about her journey into Motherhood, and there are unexpected problems that have to be dealt with. It certainly is a challenge to balance such a stressful profession and life with three children and a husband.
The author seems to enjoy being part of the academic world in medicine, and writes papers and does studies. She becomes an advocate for Breast-Feeding.
Reading about the life and death of these tiny infants, is both heart-breaking, and rewarding knowing that there is hope. Dr. Landers is depended on, and enjoys her profession for years. Sometimes she has to deal with the emotions of the parents.
Susan Landers manages to breast feed her children when they are babies, and deal with the falls, and childhood illnesses. It is only when she has to deal with ADHD. dyslexia, and anorexia that she realizes negotiating the boundaries of Motherhood and work are really difficult. This is a book that can serve as a reminder to all women who work, and have families that it is possible and yet difficult. I would recommend this thought-provoking book to other readers.