Dr. Fleishman is a neonatologist who writes creative nonfiction. Through her writing, she hopes to highlight aspects of humanism in the care of the patients and families she serves. Her essays touch on themes such as motherhood, perinatal ethics, social determinates of health, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and life and death in the neonatal intensive care unit. She is also a wife and a mother of two boys and often writes about the overlap between her personal and professional lives.


“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to the whisper that is heard by him alone.”

Ralph Waldo Emmerson


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