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    What is the best time to have babies

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    Hi guys and gals,

    When do lady MDs get pregnant during their medical career...? Don't wanna wait until after residency - by then I will be like 32 or 33... Is during the residency a good idea? I heard it could be very exhausting... but ppl still do it. Please share stories you know! Thanks!

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    I was thinking the same thing about two weeks ago. I don't even know what brought it on. Anyway, I was on some other forums and people were recommending M1, M3, or M4; but definitely not during residency or before, which would leave after. Wonder why M2 was left?

    However, I'm with you, after residency seems late but to have a kid during M1, 3, or 4 ... I just don't know. Really can't fathom how stressful and draining that would be. Poor me. Poor Kid. The other responses I saw were that there's never a good time

    My mother is an RN and I remember having conversations with her about residents, in L&D and ER, who were new mothers that would just break down sometimes because they missed their babies so much and feared that they were missing out on the little things. I don't know, in the end i like to think it all works out, but I know it will be complicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anesthetic_ambitions View Post
    I was thinking the same thing about two weeks ago. I don't even know what brought it on. Anyway, I was on some other forums and people were recommending M1, M3, or M4; but definitely not during residency or before, which would leave after. Wonder why M2 was left?
    My uneducated guess? M2 is when you start your hard core prep for Step 1...I wouldn't want to throw a pregnancy in that mix

    I was going over the student handbook for one of the med schools I interviewed at, and in it were a few suggestions for female students wishing to have children. One of the options I remember was taking a leave of absence between MS2 and MS3.
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    A lot of the lady docs I work with get knocked up in their last year of residency
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    according to our pediatrics prof:
    the best time for women: 25-26 men:30-35
    the greatest chance for the baby to be healthy

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    I've heard a few times now that when women have kids during residency (before last year), the other residents suffer most/have to pick up a lot of slack.
    Then again it seems to happen all the time and works out.

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    there's no good time for having kids i suppose... medicine or family? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by vampiria View Post
    there's no good time for having kids i suppose... medicine or family? :P
    I don't know. Kids is always a blessing no matter when it came to your life.

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    Well, in my opinion, the best time to have kids is when you and your partner is settled and also, you have to consider your life's stability. But I agree with Patzy.. Kids are one of life's great blessings no matter when will they come to your life..
    Last edited by ClashoftheTristans; 04-22-2010 at 09:40 PM.

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