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.
Mother’s Day weekend is a great time to be the ob-gyn on call for deliveries at the hospital. Of course, we physicians would love to be snuggled up next to our little ones on this special day. However, the next best place to be is bedside with a woman about to become a first time… Continue reading Mother’s Day on Labor and Delivery
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
As a medical student, I had already known I would pursue a specialty in OB/GYN prior to the new student orientation. However, many physicians and mentors recommended I keep my options open when going through clinical rotations in other fields. Neurology and radiology were surprisingly interesting to me. However, the variety that comes from the… Continue reading Choosing OB/GYN as a Specialty
Leaving your career in medicine is like breaking up in a long term relationship. It may have all started out with lofty expectations, excitement about the future, and becoming your best self. However, somewhere along the way things got messy and twisted and not what you signed up for. There were hiccups along the way,… Continue reading Retired at 37: Breaking Up With a Career in Medicine