Are you thinking about it or do you already have a baby? I have a 1 year old and have a hard time imagining having a small baby in med school where I think people have said it's equivalent to like 30 units or so. I'm sure it depends a lot on the person and their support system. A friend of mine didn't even want to take time off work when she had a baby, but I felt totally out of commission for like a year with everything.
I'm an MS-1. My daughter is almost 3 1/2 and my son is almost 8 months (he was born 3 days after my gross anatomy final). It's hard, sometimes really hard (one or the other likes to be sick and have to stay home from daycare on my reading days before finals) but doable. Having family/partner support is completely essential, IMO.
I had a baby 4th year. Worked out great! Given the "flex time" our school allows us and some independent study electives I was able to be home with baby for 11 weeks. Never had to ask for a single accomodation from admin. The worst part was morning sickness during 3rd year IM rotation!
I'm sure it could be. I'm glad we had our first baby BEFORE medical school, but now she's 3 and yeah...
There is a married couple of students a year ahead of me that had their daughter at the very end of first year. They seem to be doing alright. I can't imagine my husband being in medical school with me and juggling two kids.
Yep, plenty of people do it. Be sure to check out your school's policy on time off and try to plan accordingly if you can. You don't want to end up repeating an entire year because you delivered during the one week in which no time off is allowed, no exceptions.
Just finished first year, we've had 4 babies born to our class so far this year (1 set of twins!!!), and lots more of us already had kiddos going into school. It is totally doable, but like Geekchick I would highly recommend a strong support/family system nearby. Good luck!