Originally Posted by tmac514
I want to put in my two cents, even though I'm just a first year. I happen to know a single mother with two children, who is a specialized surgeon. She has great kids, and found the time and energy to raise them while doing her job (nannies and family help were necessary along the road). If you love surgery and love having a family, you'll figure it out.
It seems most female residents who have kids during residency tend to have very supportive parents or a spouse who stays at home or has flexible work hours. I've seen female med students in my class specifically seek out guys who dont have demanding jobs.