Is EM residency pregnancy friendly?
Female med student here trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, currently interested in EM. Having children soon is a priority for my husband and I so I'm looking for family friendly residencies in fields of medicine that I would enjoy. Thoughts/experiences? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MedScat Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: forums

Surviving early pregnancy
Hi! I was wondering if anyone had tips for surviving early pregnancy as a physician. I feel awful and just want to curl in a ball and sleep. I'm an attending and getting coverage is a challenge. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RO28 Tags: Women in Healthcare Source Type: forums

Re: Covid-19: Admit ethnic minority pregnant women to hospital earlier, says NHS England
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Significant stillbirth and pre term delivery rates associated with COVID, and efficacy of ECMO in pregnancy
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Re: Characteristics and outcomes of pregnant women admitted to hospital with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection in UK: national population based cohort study
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I don ’t like my job and don’t know what to do
I was a premed many years ago. I got a masters in molecular biology, was accepted to a school and then found out I was pregnant. This predates MomMd. I was given a year off, but I stupidly did not go back. I taugh bio at a university and took more courses. I had the chance to apply again and was in full-time MCAT study mode. Then I was diagnosed with cancer. Two years later, I was better. I felt med school was over. I had wanted to be a psychiatrist so badly. I decided to get a PhD in... I don’t like my job and don’t know what to do (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: biomom Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Pregnant Going into MS1?
I'm just curious on if there has been anyone who has experienced this? Like females due in September or close to it. What was your experience like? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Longtimecoming Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Logistics of MS4 baby?
Will be my first baby. So many factors to consider... I'm overwhelmed. I'm 29yo and planning on having my first when I'm 30. I was told the best thing is to keep baby inside until after auditions/interviews are done. I want to do about 5 audition rotations and with either plan, will be pregnant during auditions and interviews. 1. How do you travel to auditions and also do all your OB appointments? Do women just go to a different OB for their appointment (whichever city they're in)? If so... Logistics of MS4 baby? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DOdoc92742 Tags: Women in Healthcare Source Type: forums

Maternity Leave during Pre-doc Internship Year?
Hello! I landed my top choice - a corrections APA-accredited site with excellent training for my predoc internship year. About a week after Match Day I had a positive pregnancy test. I am planning to inform my training director at the site as soon as I complete the 1st trimester (in a few days). Has anyone had maternity leave during their internship year? What did it look like? What are some questions or expectations I should have? Thanks so much! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anticipation2020 Tags: Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.] Source Type: forums

Is gabapentin and/or lyrica safe in pregnancy and/or breastfeeding patients?
Reviewing the literature online, seems to be somewhat limited in recommendations: Gabapentin and breastfeeding: a case report. - PubMed - NCBI Adverse pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to gabapentin and pregabalin: data from a population-based study | Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry Your thoughts SDN? And if safe, up to normal max doses (3600 mg/300 mg)? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 5, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Blitz2006 Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Covid-19: doctors in final trimester of pregnancy should avoid direct patient contact
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Pregnant residents amid the apocalypse
I recognize I'm probably reaching out to a very small number of people - those surgical (or other) residents who happen to be pregnant during this pandemic. Just curious what people's experiences have been. I'm full term but working normally without any extra precautions except those put in place by the hospital for all residents. Our hospital happens to have a fairly high burden of COVID-19 infected patients both admitted and showing up symptomatic to the ED for r/o. I have mixed... Pregnant residents amid the apocalypse (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: doyouhaveaflag Tags: Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Covid-19 and Labor & Deliveries
Labor and Delivery is definitely a unique unit in the hospital that deals with unique patients, even in ordinary times. But these are not ordinary times. I'm wondering what measures y'all's shops are taking to prepare for a surge in Covid-19 cases. There's not really a standard playbook for dealing with this type of crisis in the modern US, especially as it pertains to pregnant patients, so we can hopefully share some good ideas. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Campanella Tags: Ob/Gyn Source Type: forums

AMC vs VCU
Ugh. My brain hurts from thinking about this! I'm a VA resident but originally from the northeast and have lived far away from family for the last 6 years so here it goes. VCU: Pros- Cheaper by a lot Better school Nicer newer facilities Close to where we live now Downsides- No support system locally Worse public schools for my kids AMC: Pros- Closer to my very involved family (2ish hours) and we have one kid and I'm pregnant so that will be huge Students seemed really cool and... AMC vs VCU (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Vitreous-jello Tags: Help Me Decide: X vs Y Medical School Source Type: forums

Re: Women are at serious risk of harm from late diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy
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Maternity leave in fellowship
Hi all! Have a question regarding fellowship but since there is not a general page for fellows, I am posting here. I had my first baby my first year of fellowship. I used all of my vacation time, and another 4 weeks no pay which I have to make up at the end of my fellowship. I am now pregnant again, and still bitter about my short, unpaid maternity leave. So this time I will be taking 16 weeks afforded to me by short term disability and FMLA. I cannot stress enough that my program is... Maternity leave in fellowship (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: arachnoidmater Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

Re: Maternal smoking during pregnancy and fractures in offspring: national register based sibling comparison study
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Pregnant at USUHS
Hey guys, so my husband and I are thinking about starting a family soon. I’m about 2 years from graduating with my bachelors and I’m looking to go to USUHS. Would anything major happened if I got pregnant while at USUHS? I see they have day care on base so they’re prepared for people with families, but I was just wondering. What would be a not so bad time to have a child? (My husband wants his first by 23 which is next year and I want to be done having kids by 30) I’m 19 currently (turning... Pregnant at USUHS (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: shamyaw00 Tags: Military Medicine Source Type: forums

When your Pain Doctor is also a Mom...
When the Surgeon Is a Mom Nearly 40 percent of pregnant surgery residents consider dropping out. Many wonder: Why can’t the system accommodate motherhood? www.nytimes.com "Dr. Shubeck recalled that in medical school, someone told her he had “never met a happy female surgeon.” Now when she is approached by younger female surgeons, she assures them that she is fighting for institutional changes that will ease their career paths. She is part of a network of Michigan “doctor... When your Pain Doctor is also a Mom... (Sourc...
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: drusso Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Preg and work for 3 letters
Have anyone pregnant and worked in a high volume store made it ok? Thinking about quitting...how did you deal with the stress and overworked hrs (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Thismeyourelooking4 Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Accepted--- now I need help.
Please don't quote due to sensitive nature. I've been lucky enough to be admitted to multiple MD programs as a reapplicant. I'm supposed to start in July, but the twist is that I just found out yesterday that I'm pregnant. It's still very early so I'm not yet sure how things will go but if I don't miscarry, I would be due in the early fall. This will be my second child, my first is two and I'm married with a supportive spouse. We did want another kid.... but were planning to shoot more... Accepted--- now I need help. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Vitreous-jello Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Maternal smoking during pregnancy and fractures in offspring: national register based sibling comparison study
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Fluoro and pregnancy
How bad of an idea is it to be pregnant with adequate lead coverage during early months of pregnancy? I had a fellow resident who was pregnant who changed her rotations around to avoid any exposure, however it's my understanding that overall the exposure with adequate coverage is ultimately fine. I know most of you are men - not sure if there are any female pain docs who could chime in? Sigh. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 22, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Piebaldi Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums

Routine third trimester ultrasonography in low risk pregnancy (the IRIS study): Not all is lost
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Pregnant & can't start new residency on July 1st
I'm a MS4, pregnant w/ due date of June 28th 2019... few days prior to residency start date. I am already near the end of my interview trail so I'm planning on matching this year to IM. I've done my searches through the thread about the options w/FMLA, sick days etc. (Since I definitely would not have worked a full year w/ my new employer, I am not covered under FMLA) However it seems the fact that I can't start residency on July 1st complicates the picture quite a bit. Residencies can... Pregnant & can't start new residency on July 1st (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: heychloe Tags: General Residency Issues Source Type: forums

Child psych jobs OR Did I screw myself?
I spent years trying to get into a competitive and prestigious child psych program, but ultimately, decided against it and went with a much less prestigious but much more lifestyle friendly program in the area. Now, I'm really regretting it. My wife is now pregnant, and I've convinced myself that I've screwed myself from lucrative job offers in the area. I don't know why I'm feeling this way, though. The graduates from this program get good job offers, sometimes even better than the more... Child psych jobs OR Did I screw myself? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: PassionForever Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Pharmacist Pregnant in retail setting
Hey Guys, As the title states, I'm pregnant and currently work for a chain pharmacy. Not gonna complain about the hours/tech help/high rx count. The hours are fine (12hour shifts), I get a stool in the evening to sit occasionally, and I wear compression socks since there are some days I'm running around all day. My main concern is third-hand smoking. I have a technician that goes on smoke breaks and I can directly smell it everywhere in the pharmacy when she gets back. She's an amazing... Pharmacist Pregnant in retail setting (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lightrose Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

On the associations between maternal diabetes during pregnancy and early onset cardiovascular disease in offspring
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Re: Screening for cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy
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Re: Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management: summary of updated NICE guidance
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Abdominal pain in a 20 year old female, what could this case be?
20 year old female presents to the ER with abdominal pain. Afebrile and normal vitals. Pregnancy test negative. Labs normal. Ultrasound normal, no stones. CT (resident read) shows nonspecific inflammatory findings. Patient is sent home and her chlamydia test later returns positive. Attending CT read finds significant inflammatory findings in the mesentery and omentum, and she is told to return to the ER. Negative GU physical exam. But she is treated for PID with doxy and ceftriaxone. Later... Abdominal pain in a 20 year old female, what could this case be? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Medic_90x Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Re: Effectiveness of routine third trimester ultrasonography to reduce adverse perinatal outcomes in low risk pregnancy (the IRIS study): nationwide, pragmatic, multicentre, stepped wedge cluster randomised trial
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Another help I think I failed PE thread
Took PE yesterday. Here are the highlights of my blunders PE in ED: didn’t realize we were in ED til halfway through Preggers patient: patient said she was there to rule out pregnancy and the nurse had her pee in a cup. I didn’t see the pregnancy test results on the paper until I was writing the note. Also didn’t ask when her last menstrual period was OMM: did muscle energy to the wrong side, gave crap explanations and forgot to do it on one patient who requested but I put in plan I would... Another help I think I failed PE thread (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Aspringdoc24 Tags: Medical Students - DO Source Type: forums

Re: Health outcomes of young children born to mothers who received 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccination during pregnancy: retrospective cohort study
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Sex Drive is Getting in the Way of Studying
Forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong forum, but I'm wondering if y'all had any advice. I don't have time in med school to be in a relationship, and I honestly haven't found anyone I want to be in a relationship with thus far. On the other hand, hooking up scares the hell out of me. Condoms don't adequately protect from HPV or HSV, and getting someone pregnant from a broken condom would financially ruin me. There would be no way for me to pay child support and also financially support... Sex Drive is Getting in the Way of Studying (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: n43251 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Chemo pharmacists and pregnant
What kind of duties do female chemo pharmacists usually take on when they first find out they’re pregnant? Friend is not a usual chemo pharmacist (Fills in occasionally). Doesn’t want to tell boss just yet until 1st trimester is over (lower chance of miscarriage). There are 2 chemo pharmacists per day—the other chemo pharmacist does the majority of the chemo checks; her shift involves mostly typing chemo orders but also checking occasionally some IV chemos in the hood when the other... Chemo pharmacists and pregnant (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Classy12345 Tags: Pharmacy Source Type: forums

Re: Diagnosis and management of hypertension in pregnancy: summary of updated NICE guidance
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Source: BMJ Comments - September 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

OB Case
Starting the night shift and this case came in 2 hours prior to my arrival: 25 yo G1P0 @ 39 week gestation, BMI 77, 210 kg, admitted for attempted IOL for fetal macrosomia and super morbid obesity. PMH: - Likely OSA, PSG scheduled in 3 weeks. Can lie flat and breathe comfortably if awake but sleeps on side at night due to waking up from obstruction. Worse since pregnancy. - Mild intermittent asthma, uses inhaler 1-2x every 2 weeks. Worse since being pregnant. - Chiari 1 malformation dx'd 2... OB Case (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ethilo Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums

Re: Pregnant women are advised to seek medical advice if they need paracetamol for more than one day
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Minimising risks of first trimester exposure: Assessing low mood during pregnancy
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Initiation of antidepressants in pregnancy
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Re: Working during pregnancy: five minutes with . . . Margie Davenport
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The implications of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome for pregnancy.
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Influenza vaccines in pregnancy: the authors have extrapolated beyond their data
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Depression in pregnancy, previous progestogen use, and nutritional deficiencies Re: Assessing low mood during pregnancy
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Source: BMJ Comments - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

cms gync
27 yr old female comes to the clinic as she was unable get pregnant from 1 year despite regular sexual encounter . She complains of irregular periods varying from 35- 42 days lasting for 8 days. O/e pelvis and adnexa normal , HSG reveled patent Fallopian tubes . Her husband had 2 children from the previous marriage and post coital semen analysis in normal now . What is the best treatment in this patient? -Clomiphene -Leuprolide - Danazole -Progesteron This is one the question i got it... cms gync (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Blind date18 Tags: Step II Source Type: forums

Benefits of vaccination against influenza in pregnant women
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Source: BMJ Comments - July 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Flu vaccination in pregnancy
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