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caliobgyn27 wrote: I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and due in June of my intern year in Ob/Gyn of all things. Any advice on how to discuss this with my program director and chair, attendings, and other residents? I feel very unsure how to broach the topic with anyone at my program, including my advisor and my mentor attending. My program has a policy that one cannot take time off during June and July for vacations etc and I'm feeling stressed that everyone is going to hate me for this unless I find some way to mitigate the extra work for them.
Again, I'd discuss with your PD - it's possible they may ask you have a hard stop date so they can figure out coverage ahead of time. If not, personally I prefer to work up to the end so as to save my leave time for the baby, but this is a very individual decision.
I don't know whether to try to work up until I go into labor or whether to try to take off time after 37 weeks before the baby is born.
Not sure too how much to try to take off in total for maternity leave, especially given I have no family in the area to help with the baby and my husband works full time as a physician in another city already and cannot easily take off time.