anything's possible i do know of a female dentist i worked around that had a child strategically the month after she graduated from dental school and then had another one a few years later - she is doing quite well in her practice considering she has two young kids and she is in her early 30s.FUTDR said:
mikhiel said:there were a couple pregnant 4-years at UW last year, from what I remember. I heard a story also about one year a pregnant student taking state boards and having her water break in the middle of it all, and managing to pass boards beautifully and rush to the hospital and have her baby. It definitely shows that dedication and ability to handle stressful situations that we all try to showcase at our interviews.
don't sweat it, FUTDR. 99% of his posts are negative.FUTDR said:Not all of us going to dental school are 21, which from your post you must be younger (in your early 20's) and having a family is not important to you now or at all, which is fine. Everyone has different priorities in life.
IWuvTeef said:don't sweat it, FUTDR. 99% of his posts are negative.
Yup, there are some folks on here whose advice you should be a little bit wary of. Delicious is another one, although he's toned it down a little (I think he was sarcastic in most of his wacky posts, but I'm still not sure). Heck, I guess you should be wary of us all since it's an anonymous forum, and we could all just be a bunch of wackos posing as future dentists.FUTDR said:I see. Thanks for letting me know. I did not realize that about his posts. I just found it uncalled for since this is a forum for questions.
Oh my lord!! Yes, I was totally being sarcastic. I made the realization a while ago that most people didn't catch it, so I've toned down recently. Oh my gosh, you've made me feel so bad now... comparing me to vertical bite!!Typo said:Yup, there are some folks on here whose advice you should be a little bit wary of. Delicious is another one, although he's toned it down a little (I think he was sarcastic in most of his wacky posts, but I'm still not sure). Heck, I guess you should be wary of us all since it's an anonymous forum, and we could all just be a bunch of wackos posing as future dentists.
Sure it's possible. I have two children by different mothers. However, I'm not currently speaking to either of the moms, so I guess its been pretty easy for me so far. I guess I'm gonna get it hard once I start making a bunch of money and get sued for not paying tons of child support.FUTDR said:
Thanks for your advice. I am actually not sure when I would want to have them but surely not in the next two years. There would be no one to take care of them. I was more inquirying to find out what my options are. Being preganent would be hard. Not sure if I could do both at the same time.dentist_to_be? said:FUTDR...
I know you want to have kids, but in dental school, thats going to be tough.... As it is, its going to be difficult four years, going through a pregnancy, while in school will be very stressful. You should atleast wait the first two years to pass by, from what Ive heard, you are in class all day, from morning till anywhere between 5-9pm , and then you have to go home and study... I am not a mother, but I dont see how you would have time for a newborn. Your marks would suffer, especially if you didnt get enought sleep at night (if you child is up, then you are up)
NOw... in year 3 or 4, ive heard the clinical is not as bad, you have more time to do other things. That might be a better time to consider having kids...
I dont mean to sound negative or to discourage you, believe me I want to have kids too, part of the reason I am choosing dentistry, but I know people in dental school now, and they all say its very hard to find time to other stuff, you have exams almost every week.
All the best for the future