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An article in the BMA news written by a surgical trainee about the mixed responses to her declaration of pregnancy by her bosses caught my eye this week. I always tell my friends that there is never a right time to have a baby career wise and they should decide based on whether the time is right for them. However may be I'm just accepting the negative attitudes towards women doctors with kids - given that 55% of medical school students are female isn't it time we thought of another way?
When a female doctor should plan for pregnancy during this intense never ending period of medical education?
What is your opinion?
excellent reply.. i propose the same...
Anytime will be better which suits the female doctor herself...without any restrictions and any pressure..its her personal decision..!!
May I remind you that the case presented is a medical student's case and not a doctor's. Anything that happens during the formative years of a student is sanctioned by the university or college the student is enrolled in. There are provisions and limitations you need to abide.
Let me remind you further that a female cannot get pregnant without a male or unless it is an immaculate conception. Please do not say and I quote your words "Anytime will be better which suits the female doctor herself.. without any restrictions and any pressure..its her personal decision..!!". Why put all the pressure to a female only? Don't you think the male has a share on this? Does getting pregnant during the college life of a female included in her plans? Or maybe there was an outside force that made her indulge to premarital sex that has resulted to pregnancy? It was never alone the female's doing.
If it is a planned pregnancy,then it is wise to have it when things are a bit settled. Nothing can be done if it is an unplanned marriage. Age is another factor.
By planning you can biologically become a mother but to enjoy motherhood you should have a luxury to be completely available to it.