Break Free From the Biological Clock: Confessions of an OB/GYN Physician

“Should I freeze my eggs?” My 33 year-old single sister asks me.HiRes

It’s a burning question for the childless thirty-something. She’s calculating it all in her head. If I met someone tomorrow, I won’t be 35 until we are ready for children and that’s advanced maternal age.…

Advanced maternal age. Say it once or twice. I know. Offensive. Insulting. God-forbid. We need a new term. Maybe “delayed motherhood” or “mature mothering”?

Her biological clock is ticking. I can almost hear it buzzing from within. She’s in the prime of her career in the fashion industry. Constantly on the go, travelling between Los Angeles and New York. Certainly not a lifestyle conducive to motherhood.

“It isn’t fair,” she says.

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More for the single ladies …

You may not have solicited it, but I’ve got more to share. Having spent my twenties and very early thirties as a single professional 5046424616_600c789dca_owoman, I can relate to the angst and frustration our kind often feels on our journey to find long lasting love. Now, as a happily married mom of three, I can reflect on the trail that finally brought me here. Dating was fun and awkward all at once, but I never missed an opportunity to meet new people, nor should you. So, put yourself out there and consider these tidbits to live by… Continue reading More for the single ladies …

Advice for the single professional woman …

wedding-ring-clipart-dc85RngceIf you’ve read my book, you are probably aware of the cringe-worthy predicaments the protagonist finds herself in with respect to her love life throughout her medical school training. While part of me wants to crawl into a hole at the thought of my father or 88-year-old great-uncle reading through the text, I felt it was a necessary component of the book. It was important to expose the reality that modern professional women face in the vast sea of single-life.

During my medical school training, I had an amazing group close friends – all single, all struggling with the same reality. They were (and are) talented, beautiful, hard-working and determined women. And we all dated the douche-bag. We all got screwed over in some way. We all let good of good ones. Believe it or not, we enjoyed our twenties and early thirties. Eventually, we all figured it out. I wouldn’t give that time back for anything in the world. Continue reading Advice for the single professional woman …