Dr. Nardos Afework, Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Dr. Nardos Afework, Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Why I decided to be an Obstetrician and Gynecologist?

It all started when I was grade 8 and my mother was pregnant with her fourth child. She was diagnosed with sever Preeclampsia (sever form of hypertension) around 7 months of her pregnancy. She was admitted to hospital and different medications were given to control her blood pressure. I use to visit her after school almost every day as it was difficult for me to spent a day without seeing her.

Two weeks after hospital stay things start to change and I wasn't allowed to visit her. I know something was wrong but nobody was telling me anything. My brothers were too you to understand the situation.

Three weeks after hospital stay, my dad came late at night with sad face, his eyes were swollen. I kept on asking for my mum and he couldn't . . .

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