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ENDOCRINOLOGY AND GENDER
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93-94

Motherhood and endocrinology training: Diary of a female resident


Consultant Endocrinology, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Sector 21A, Faridabad - 121 001, Haryana, India

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Sarah Alam
Consultant Endocrinology, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Sector 21A, Faridabad - 121 001, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijem.IJEM_24_21

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Motherhood is tough and life-changing for every woman and even more so for females doing residency training. Pregnancy in itself was challenging and took a physical and mental toll on the body. Long and demanding work-hours with unrealistic expectations from oneself added to severe stress. If pregnancy part was difficult, then juggling the responsibilities of a child as well maintaining work–life balance was like walking the tight-rope with insecurities and self-doubts creeping in at several occasions. It required a great deal of motivation to carry on. It was the support of my 'village,' which made me finally achieve things that seemed impossible in the beginning.


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