After my husband and I got married at the end of our intern year, he looked at me and said, “You’re plotting when we are going to have a baby, aren’t you?” And I was. I had to figure out how a baby was going to work with q4 and an eighty-hour work week. (Not to mention living on one resident’s salary with a baby, because remember people, our super country doesn’t pay for maternity leave).
It took a lot more then plotting, though. Careful planning and scheduling added up in the ideal time to have that baby being the end of residency. Fortunately, we were required to complete a reading elective to graduate. Seeing newborns day-in and day-out, and the toll they took on their zombified parents, it was a no-brainer : infant sleep.
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