A Letter From One Postpartum Cardiology Fellow To Another

Dr. Postpartum Mom, Congratulations on bravely bringing a precious life into the world! The morning sickness, exhaustion from the physical demands of pregnancy while taking call, performing procedures in the cath lab, and extinguishing fires in the CICU are all behind you! However, the anxiety of maintaining academic productivity, continuing self-directed learning, preparing for multiple … Read more

“Paid Leave Regardless of Pregnancy Outcome? While New Zealand pioneers the future for women, the US continues to be left behind.”

As I approach the final weeks before delivering my second child in cardiology fellowship, my friends outside of medicine ask if I’ve started maternity leave. I answer, “No, I’m saving the 7 weeks of paid leave to start at the time of delivery.” Like most women physician mothers, I have a suspicion you can relate. … Read more