So I did a search and couldn't find much, probably because of the taboo nature of the question. However, I am hard pressed to believe that I am the only woman applying for EM residency who realizes that her prime egg-ripening years are fearfully close to the "35yo" cut-off for an amnio. Basically, I am considering having a baby within the next 5 years of my life, many of which will be occupied by a residency. I have seen pregnant residents in other specialties around the hospital, but what about EM? What are the baby friendly residencies? Is 3 years better or 4? And how does the whole thing work, are you really screwing over your fellow residents by taking maternity leave? Just overall confused and curious. Any thoughts?