Dr. Jamy Bulgarelli has only been in practice for three months, but she’s already delivered three babies in the same family – and she’s getting ready for a fourth.
Bulgarelli, 32, did her residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, where she met Maryam, who was struggling with infertility and a wayward cycle of periods. With infertility treatments, Maryam was pregnant within months. Bulgarelli cared for her during her pregnancy and then delivered her daughter.
“She referred her sister-in-law,” Bulgarelli said. “I delivered her baby on September 22, 2021. She got pregnant again. I told them I could take care of her, but I would be graduating and leaving JPS. Her husband said ‘We will follow you anywhere.’ I delivered her baby the night of the open house (for her new obstetrics/gynecology partnership). That was the first baby I delivered outside of residency.”
And now Maryam is expecting her second baby, and she knew exactly who she wanted to deliver the baby.
“I told her it was time to have a second baby,” Maryam said. “My cycle is irregular. She said ‘Let’s do the same thing we did last time.”
After graduating this summer, Bulgarelli went into partnership with three other doctors (Ralph Wiegman, Michael McCullough and Reynold DiLena) to form Obstetrics & Gynecology of Grand Prairie, 1901 North State Highway 360, Suite 102, in August. Since then she has delivered about 30 babies, adding to the almost 1,000 she delivered at JPS.
Bulgarelli earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, her master’s degree in biology from Drexel University in Philadelphia and her medical degree from Touro University in Nevada.
She loves being an OB/GYN.
“I didn’t want to have a specialty where I operated on people and then never saw them again,” Bulgarelli said. “I wanted longer patient relationships. Forming a bond and long-lasting relationships is extremely meaningful to me.”
Bulgarelli says being an OB/GYN is like having two jobs, obstetrics and gynecology.
“They are both rewarding in different ways,” she said. “Hysterectomies are a life changer for some people. The infertility treatment is more rewarding than almost anything. If you get to help people achieve their goals and get pregnant, then you get to take care of them and deliver that baby, it’s the most special thing ever.”
Caring for pregnant women and delivering their babies is always special, Bulgarelli said.
“It’s the most rewarding feeling in the world when you get to hand that baby to her,” she said. “Her face is just pure love. I get a little teary. When the dad cries, I’m going to get emotional.”
Especially when it’s one of her patients, Bulgarelli said, like Maryam.
“She is so friendly, she answers all your questions,” Maryam said. “I just have great bonding with her. She is so good and listens so carefully, that’s why we like to go to her. I trust her.”
Bulgarelli’s practice is currently accepting new patients. Call 972-662-8134 to schedule an appointment.