Pregnant during residency

With more women entering medicine, residents who become pregnant during their training are becoming more common. Find out what kind of issues can arise from these situations, which can affect the mother, baby, and colleagues:

Some female residents, she was surprised to find, were not as supportive. “There was a perception that I wasn’t as dedicated,” said Walsh, who co-authored the women surgeons group’s manual for residents. “They just seemed to have trouble with the fact that I needed to put my child first. In their life, residency came first.”

The excellent Mothers in Medicine blog chronicles the stories of physician mothers.

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