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If you haven't already give yourself a pat on the back, a hand clap, a round of applause!! Because you have done the unthinkable, what some thought you couldn't, you are a Doctorrrr Baby!!

As you get ready to embark on one the hardest/weirdest/most unethical career training experiences of your life I want to share with you some Advice as a unique group of interns ...PGY MUMS/PARENTS!

This list is by far not exhaustive list but just a few things to keep in mind! Also visit my instagram page @conceiveadream for a different version of this list!!

Before I get to the goodies!!! Who’s ready for another PGY MOMMY WELLNESS EVENT!! I think a check is due, especially for the incoming interns and to check on how our newly appointed Seniors in the group are fairing!!!

Congratulations on starting your medical residency training! Here are ten tips and words of advice for women with children embarking on this journey:

1. Prioritize self-care: Taking care of yourself is crucial, both physically and mentally. Find time for activities you enjoy and make sure to get enough rest to recharge.

2. Establish a support system: Surround yourself with a strong support system, whether it's your partner, family, friends, or other fellow residents. They can provide assistance and understanding during challenging times.

3. Communicate openly: Be open and honest with your program director, colleagues, and mentors about your responsibilities as a parent. They may be able to offer flexibility or support to help you manage your dual roles.

4. Organize and plan ahead: Develop a system to manage your schedule, including your children's activities, your residency duties, and personal commitments. Utilize calendars, planners, and reminder apps to help you stay organized.

5. Delegate and ask for help: Don't be afraid to ask for assistance when you need it. Delegate tasks at home, hire a babysitter, or enlist family members to share the responsibilities, allowing you to focus on your training.

6. Set realistic expectations: Recognize that you may not be able to excel in every aspect of your life simultaneously. Prioritize what truly matters to you and be realistic about what you can achieve during this intense period.

7. Be present and mindful: When you're with your children, be fully present and engaged. Quality time matters, so make the most of the moments you have together, even if they are limited.

8. Practice self-compassion: Remember that it's normal to feel overwhelmed or guilty at times. Give yourself permission to make mistakes and be kind to yourself throughout the process.

9. Seek childcare options that suit your needs: Research and explore different childcare options that align with your schedule and preferences. Find reliable caregivers who will provide a safe and nurturing environment for your children.

10. Celebrate small victories: Residency is demanding, but don't forget to celebrate your accomplishments along the way. Whether it's completing a challenging rotation or finding a balance between work and family, acknowledge and reward yourself for your progress.

Remember, you are embarking on an incredible journey that will shape your future. While it may be challenging at times, with the right mindset, support, and self-care, you can successfully navigate both your residency training and your role as a parent. Best of luck to you!

Good luck PGY MUMMIES (PGY PARENTS) and remember you have a community with US here at Conceive A Dream!

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