Medical Mum?: A Guide for Female Medics Who Have Ever Thought That Maybe, Somehow, One Day They Might Want to Have a Baby

Medical Mum?: A Guide for Female Medics Who Have Ever Thought That Maybe, Somehow, One Day They Might Want to Have a Baby

by Emma Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199237581

ISBN-13: 9780199237586

Pub. Date: 04/23/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In 2006 over 60% of medical graduates in the UK were female, and the number of women going to medical school as 'mature students' is steadily increasing. Some of these women will, at some point, choose to have a baby, but the question always asked is how to fit it in with a medical career? Along with the problem of finding time to actually have a baby, and coping…  See more details below

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In 2006 over 60% of medical graduates in the UK were female, and the number of women going to medical school as 'mature students' is steadily increasing. Some of these women will, at some point, choose to have a baby, but the question always asked is how to fit it in with a medical career? Along with the problem of finding time to actually have a baby, and coping as a pregnant doctor, there is the problem of finding information when it is most needed. This book addresses this problem, bringing a wealth of information together in one easy-to-use resource. Written by a mother, who has faced the joys and frustrations of combining medicine and being a mother, this book is a "one-stop-shop" for all mothers and mums-to-be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199237586
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/23/2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary and abbreviations

1 Before you take the plunge 1

2 Trying to get pregnant 11

3 Life as a pregnant hospital doctor 15

4 Life as a pregnant general practitioner 31

5 Academic medicine 39

6 Pregnancy as an undergraduate 43

7 Know your rights: employment law 49

8 Maternity leave 59

9 Before the baby arrives 75

10 Doctors giving birth 83

11 Early days ... Yes, it was a baby (not flatus or fluid) 91

12 Planning your return to work 99

13 Breastfeeding and working 111

14 Childcare 119

15 Being back at work 135

16 Working fathers 147

17 'Planning' further pregnancies 153

18 Now we are six ... Watching your children grow 157

19 Money matters 165

20 Do you still wish you'd been a lawyer? 173

Frequently asked questions 179

App. 1 Useful contacts 199

Index 221

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