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17  Oct  18 melissa-gellar category Melissa Gellar

Is there a ‘good’ time to start a family as a gynecologic oncologist? Melissa A. Geller, MD, MS

I thought I never wanted children. I was determined to be a great gynecologic oncologist, and thought children would get in my way. I was 36, advanced maternal age, when I decided it was the “right time” to have children. My initial pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but later that year I delivered a healthy baby girl. Holding that baby for the first time was the best gift I have ever received.
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