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yolunda quick q&a before
, i never thought i would? have three girls. dresses, bows, and sassiness have been my life. in my fridge, you will always find? fruit, especially pomegranates.
movie growing up? rocky. all of them. my guilty pleasures are? brownies and chips. together or separate.
children?s book? dr. seuss books. growing up, i knew i wanted to? have a husband and family and a health-related career. i can?t stop listening to? aaron neville. i like my coffee? extra hot and creamy, no sugar. what?s your parenting style? y: i hover. i want to know everything. all the time. i believe in close supervision. i don?t want to smother them, but i want to be close. i talk a lot. i ask a lot. i listen. what?s one thing your
have taught you? y: they have taught me that everything?s going to be okay. i worry a lot, but they don?t fret like i do. they keep me grounded. what?s your
? y: probably early morning before the
wake up because that?s my meditation time. it?s a time for me to center and get ready for my
. what does your job as an obgyn mean to you? y: i absolutely love it. i can?t imagine doing anything else than delivering babies and taking care of my patients. it?s an honor to take care of the women of baton rouge. i love it. i decided when i was in medical school. after i delivered my first baby during my residency, i knew. are there any aspects of your job that you employ in parenting? y: probably listening. the more you know, the better you are able to assess and navigate. what do you want young girls who want to go into medicine to know? y: that they can do it. they?ll be able to strike a good work/life balance, but they have to have a passion. they will have to work hard and be diligent. but they will also have to remember that people will be counting on them to be a smart and compassionate doctor. what do you draw upon to maintain your contagious enthusiasm and energy? y: mainly, i draw upon my faith, family, and friends. i?m passionate about what i do. it makes me happy. my family, my husband and daughters, makes me happy and i?m so grateful for them every
. they truly keep me going. ? f e b r u a r y 2 0 1 8 | b r p a r e n t s . c o m 3 9