First, Do No Harm - June, Chapter 2: Taylor and Jake Summary & Analysis

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"Taylor and Jake" introduces us to the Poarch family. Fran and Carey Poarch are pregnant with fraternal twins, Taylor and Jake. But they face complications during birth. Fran and Carey's pregnancy precedes normally until the last day of May when Fran goes in for her monthly check-up. Dr. Jane Reed discovers that Fran's cervix has thinned which might induce premature labor. Reed prescribes drugs and sends Fran home. However, a few days later it becomes clear that the drugs haven't work. Fran is rushed to Hermann via helicopter and is propped up, head below her feet, to keep premature labor from birthing her babies too soon.

Fran and Carey meet Dr. Sharon Crandell once they arrive at the hospital, who they find cold and businesslike. She explains to Fran her condition: she must lay inclined to avoid...

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