Our Privilege is Sacred.
Our Words are Songs.

I believe that we who have taken the "Oath" to practice our sacred profession of medicine and we who have committed ourselves to the healing arts must do so with the imperative to respect the sanctity of health for all those we treat - with a sense of high privilege and must profess empathy, trust and social justice.

Maternl© is a neologism (a new word) which best describes as metaphor my career and passion as an obstetrician; a doctor of maternal, fetal and newborn care. Since my entry into medical school more than 50 years ago, I have devoted my career to improve the healthcare of parents and their children. I am first a physician, a distant disciple of Aesculapius and Hippocrates. I am too a clinician, a teacher, and a student; I am an Obstetrician. I stand before my patients and facilitate their births. I share their joys; I feel their pains. I have chosen Maternl© to represent my life's work as a physician, my concern and interpretation of the human dimensions of healthcare and as my platform to share age-old feelings and lessons, provide poetry, essays, software programs and contemporary personal communications to improve comfort, quality, safety, access and patient-centric approaches to healthcare services.

Michael R. Berman, MD, MBI, FACOG
Founder and President
January 28, 2022

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