Category: parenting

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Racing back to work

03 Jul 2019

By Bethany Harvey But, what about FMLA? That is the common response I receive when friends and family ask why I am working on formalizing a maternity/paternity leave and lactation guidelines for m...

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“Peri-Menopause”

04 Oct 2018

By Arghavan Salles         In January of this year, I started investigating the process for egg freezing. Having spoken with three more reproductive specialists after my original consultati...

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Dear Pat Responds to Surgeon-Mother-to-Be

26 May 2018

Dear Pat, I’m a second-year surgery resident and somewhat older than my co-residents. I am considering getting pregnant during residency, but I am unsure if my co-residents will be supportive. I ...

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In the Moment

01 Mar 2018

I had reached a point when I knew that something had to give. I could no longer listen to the constant “would haves/could haves/should haves” and “when I become a______, when I reach______, when...

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Parental Leave for Surgeons

18 Feb 2018

By Virginia R. Litle MD and Mara B. Antonoff MD Our upcoming Tweet Chat will take place on Monday February 26th, 8 pm ET. “Take your full maternity leave,” writes Myriam Curet in Navigating Your...

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Hand ties & Heartbreak: My Experiences as a Puerto Rican Surgical Residency Applicant during Hurricane Maria

01 Nov 2017

By Mariela Martinez News channels have been flooded with images of the devastation caused by hurricane María in Puerto Rico. There are numerous stories about the damages to the health system, infras...

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Golden August

24 Aug 2017

By Camila R. Guetter Created in 1992 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), the World Breastfeeding Week completed its 25th edition this year. During the first week of August, campa...

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Breast is Best, Supporting Mothers Is Better

02 Aug 2017

By Nickey Jafari My rotation in obstetrics & gynecology (OB/GYN) was full of emotional moments, and the first time I witnessed a mom breastfeed her baby was one of my favorites; in a culture th...

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The Greenberg Spike: How speaking out on implicit bias and gender equity in surgery continues to trend

01 Mar 2017

By Marissa A. Boeck When #ILookLikeASurgeon went viral in August 2015, many expected a short lived hashtag. Yet Dr. Caprice Greenberg, the president of the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), h...