Two MiM Mailbags with a similar theme...
I am about to start Internal Medicine internship at a medium-sized county program. I have a 2 year old son. I had originally applied to residency when I was pregnant with him, but withdrew my application. The Program Director of the program I matched in told me at that time "We wondered what you were going to do when you had the baby. Glad you made the choice to take time off before starting." Well, now I find myself pregnant again. I am due Dec 20. My current schedule has me scheduled for Medicine wards from Dec 13-Feb 6. I know that I will definitely need to make a schedule change. I am nervous to tell my Program Director. Luckily, I am not showing yet at all (so my family and friends tell me).
Regarding childcare, my husband is taking a leave of absence from his career to care for our son and for our future child. So, While I do not really "want" a short maternity leave, I am prepared to only take off the minimum I will need.
I am pregnant with twins and going to start my new job in the fall, and I am trying to decide whether to tell the hospital/group I am working with before I start which is right at the beginning of the second trimester. Or should I tell them before they pay for my move in case they don't want me? I think they will as it took them a long time to recruit me and recruiting has been an issue since it is somewhat rural. And they knew I was planning on becoming pregnant at some point and were fine with that.
What would you do?