A Baby Story

Common App Essay Prompt 7: Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.


Everyone stops moving. No one breathes. The clock halts. For a split second time stops in its tracks. The air carries a serene joy. This moment of calm stands enveloped in chaos. A new baby has entered the world. No feeling can compare to the exhilaration and innocence of a birth. Many important milestones throughout my life are marked by experiencing this miracle.

The first childbirth I ever watched was not a personal experience but a rather unconventional one. I was watching one of my mom’s favorite shows, “A Baby Story” with her one day when it showed a cesarean section. I developed a fascination with this show and the whole process. All of a sudden my goal was to deliver babies one day. Everyone assumed that this goal was simply the ramblings of a four-year-old girl. That mindset triggered my stubborn side and drove me to pursue this future career. I spent time learning math. I continued to immerse myself into “A Baby Story”. I read science books. I did everything I thought I needed to do to one day become an ObGyn. However, a career path is not decided by a well-planned checklist but must emerge from a passion. Among all the things I have explored in life, I have yet to find anything that even holds a light to the fervor I...

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