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Dr. Wesley Brady, OB/GYN

For Dr. Wesley Brady, an OB/GYN with Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, every day is like mother’s day. “When you have a healthy delivery, with a healthy baby and a healthy mom, it doesn’t get any better than that,” she shares wistfully. “That’s why I went to medical school and residency. To get to this point, to get to share in such a special, personal experience and time with these women and their families.”

Yet, despite her love for her current career, Brady does admit, when she was growing up, that she always imagined herself caring for babies as they grew up, not necessarily welcoming them into the world.

“I thought I wanted to be a pediatrician until I went to medical school,” shares the Dallas mom of two [Sam, 3, and Savannah, 6 months]. “When I delivered my first baby and did my obstetrics rotation I knew it was what I wanted to do. It was a no-brainer.”

What she does: And it’s that “given” she felt so many years ago, and the feeling that she’s part of something greater that keeps the young doctor going — for now.

“You get to know a patient and her husband over the nine months when you see them on such a regular basis and many times you feel like you’re part of the family,” she confides.

Brady reveals though, that her passion for her patients didn’t truly kick in until, she too, had experienced the development of motherhood from the other side of the stirrups.

“I remember the first time my doctor handed me my son and what it was like to be a patient. Handing these babies to their moms for the first time and just watching that love grow from the very beginning; I just remember that feeling and it makes it that much more special now,” she shares, fighting back tears. “Now that I’ve been the patient and been the doctor, I really know how that feels when you see that sweet, little gooey precious thing and you just fall in love; it’s like you’ve always been a mom, even though you’ve only been one for a second.”

How she does it: With a schedule that keeps her at the beck-and-call of her patient’s labor pains, Brady admits that juggling work and motherhood can get difficult, despite her wonderful support system: husband, Jeff, and her parents. In fact, the demand on her time has forced Brady to make a difficult, albeit beneficial, decision.