Delivering Happy Birth Days Again
Dr. Amanda Miles is excited to get back into the swing of things with Hillcrest Hospital Cushing’s OB unit now that it is offically reopened. She recently came back to her practice after being out for the delivery of her twins, Magnolia and Oliver.
When asked what she missed most about work during maternity leave she said “all of it!” adding “I missed getting to interact with everyone in town, doing ultrasounds and seeing new babies. It was hard to miss out on so much. I had several patients that I assisted with their fertility and then had to miss out on their delivery. That was heartbreaking for me because I didn’t get to be part of that special day for them." Dr. Miles has a very special connection with her patients sharing, “I just love getting to be part of the best day of everybody’s lives.”
When asked if there was anything she experienced as a patient during her pregnancy that she could use to help her patients, she noted “I had nearly every complication you can imagine so I definitely got a firsthand view of what it is like to go to the high-risk doctor for frequent bloodwork and ultrasounds as well as experience an extended stay in the hospital due to complications. It was definitely eye-opening.” As for how the twins and their three-year old sister Charlotte are adjusting now that mom is back at work, Dr. Miles laughs “it’s kind of crazy and hectic but they’re good and happy babies and they’ve started sleeping more than two hours now so we’re doing a lot better!" Dr. Miles credits her husband, James, with being a super dad. A local high school teacher in town, he was off for the summer and helped with most of the day-to-day childcare duties like pick-ups and drop-offs. “Without that support, I wouldn’t be able to do this,” Dr. Miles admits, adding “it’s been good for me to get back to work because I’m not a person who’s able to sit still or stay in the house for very long.”
While Dr. Miles is very passionate about the delivery aspect of OBGYN, she also loves being involved on the surgery side, sharing "I’m always so excited to get to problem solve during my surgeries, that’s the side of my job that keeps my mind busy. I missed out on all of that too.”
Hillcrest Hospital Cushing and Dr. Miles are looking forward to patients seeing the renovations they’ve done. “People who have delivered here before will notice that the unit has gotten a nice facelift. We’re excited about some of those changes as the unit has been freshened up and we’re making improvements on how it functions too. We’re actually changing our rooms that we deliver in so patients don’t have to move to a different room afterwards, which will make it much easier. You get to come and have your baby and stay in the same room the whole time! So we’re happy about these changes as well as looking forward to moving my clinic to the third floor of the hospital where I’ll be super close for convenience, " Dr. Miles shares.
While Dr. Miles had been practicing in Tulsa for the last few months, she is more eager than ever to be back to Cushing, saying “it’s just not the same in the big city – I love getting to be a small town doctor and being that person who gets to help people during this exciting time in their life.”