Maternity Leave, medical school, OB GYN, Parenting, physician, Physician Training, Uncategorized

Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?

  You may have heard about tech companies in Silicon Valley offering an “egg freezing” benefits package to lure the top candidates for demanding, all consuming careers that eat up their precious fertile years in their late 20’s and early 30’s. Most women who are leading the workforce are not thinking about having children early… Continue reading Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?

Maternity Leave, Parenting, Physician Training, Uncategorized

Best Time to Have a Baby as a Physician? It Depends.

Is there truly a best time to be pregnant, have a baby, and care for a newborn during a medical career? I’ve done the groundwork by having a baby in residency and two more as an attending. Here is what I found out along the way.   Is it even possible to have a baby during… Continue reading Best Time to Have a Baby as a Physician? It Depends.

hospital birth, Maternity Leave, Parenting, physician, Physician Training

Open Letter to a Child of a Doctor: To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday

It was the end of my 3rd year in ob-gyn residency.  I was 39 weeks pregnant with you and doing a hysterectomy, my gravid abdomen being utilized as an “extra hand” to displace the large clamp nicely to the side as I pressed my belly gently against the table. I was doing surgery all day… Continue reading Open Letter to a Child of a Doctor: To My Daughter on Her 9th Birthday