So you want to be a medical mum?

Paperback | March 15, 2008

byEmma Hill

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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 hasfaced 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.

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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 actua...

At the age of 18, Emma Hill left school with a fascination of people and animals, and headed off to spend a year in Australia in order to meet both in the wild. On her return, she studied in Zoology, then qualified as a Veterinary Nurse, and gained a Bachelor of Sciences degree with the Open University. Three years spent in the veteri...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199237581

ISBN - 13:9780199237586

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Table of Contents

PrefaceGlossaryIntroduction1. Before you take the plunge2. Trying to get pregnant3. Life as a pregnant hospital doctor4. Life as a pregnant general practitioner5. Academic medicine6. Pregnancy as an undergraduate7. Know your rights - Employment law8. Maternity leave9. Before the baby arrives10. Doctors giving birth11. Early days... Yes, it was a baby (Not flatus or fluid)12. Planning your return to work13. Breastfeeding and working14. Childcare15. Being back at work16. Working fathers17. 'Planning' further pregnancies18. Now we are six: Watching your children grow19. Money matters20. Do you still wish you'd been a lawyer?Frequently Asked QuestionsAppendix of useful contacts