004: Before You Have A Baby, Listen To This Podcast

In this episode I share a message that I recently received from a former student at Logan, sharing where she's at in her life and practice journey right now.  Her message is below.  Tune into the podcast to hear my response.

Dr. Eaton---

First let me say that I am SO proud of you for making your dreams reality! I listened to the podcast, and I loved it! I have to admit that it is a breath of fresh air to hear a) another female's point of view in our field, b) the truth about how stressful practice can be. 

I, myself, am extremely satisfied with my current position as an associate in a very busy practice, but I am now married and will be soon planning a family of my own. I have had to have some serious thinking time to myself to try and decide what (demands/requests) I need to make now or in the future in order to be able to get pregnant, have a baby, and then also be able to adjust my life and practice so that I can feel fulfilled in both. I am at a point where I am saying I don't think I'm ready to have a baby, but really, I think I would be ready if I wasn't worried about how it will change my career. My husband isn't 100% understanding of this point--- though he is trying to be. 

If I got any say in future podcast topics, I would ask you what your advice would be to someone that hasn't actually become a mom yet, but wants to in the next few years. What steps should I be taking right now to be sure that I don't have some major break down later!? How do I explain to my boss (male), husband, (male), and world (seemingly MALE!) that I want to work and make a good living, but I also want the freedom to be a good mom and be involved with raising my future children!?

I think what you are doing is great, and I cannot wait to hear more!