Your story sounds a lot like mine! We have only been married just over a year, but together for almost 11. My husband is also a doctor, but he is still in residency. I had originally thought we would wait until he finished to TTC, but he program gives residents 8 weeks off after the birth of a child, which he definitely won't be able to do after finishing (he is planning to have his own practice) so the timing is right for us now (well soon).
It's frustrating to wait to find out where you'll be living. Before he matched for residency it was so hard for me to not know where we would end up. Good luck with the job search, hopefully he gets the one where you guys are currently living, that sounds like that is what you want.
It's great that you have a honeymoon planned to look forward to!
I feel I can totally relate to you, also from the "Cold Feet" thread of mine.
We are also in a similar position. Everything is lined financially, emotionally, practically in our lives but we are waiting on my fiances job to be the perfect time as he wants to settle in a bit (he started in June). So the plan is to begin in March. Although slowly now I feel like we are moving into NTNP.
Hopefully you will hear about the job sooner and maybe you will have a honeymoon baby?
I have to admit I'm not very familiar with the physician path in the UK. We're from Canada, but in the US right now. For both countries it is pretty much the same.
Undergrad (4 years with a few exceptions)-> med school (4 years, last two are typically all clinical rotations) -> residency (paid, but not very much and also required to be licensed. length varies by specialty) -> pass board exams-> become fully licensed to practice.
We're doing family medicine so that is a 3 year residency. Next year (last year, yay!) he'll write he board exams and then be licensed to practice on his own. We're hoping to move back to Canada where we're from, but it's all still up in the air right now while we wait to hear about the job at home and consider other options.
So does consultancy mean he is a fully licensed doctor? Junior doctor sounds like our resident stage. Congrats on being so close! We'll finish residency in June 2018, but are job hunting now as most people try to have something figured out by fall of their last year.
The medical paths sound similar, just labeled differently and with some tweaks! My husband has had to do all kinds of different rotations as well, both in med school and residency.
It is funny how most people think being married to a doctor is glamourous! Maybe if you meet them a few years after they finish training. If you are on facebook you should look up the group "Lives of Doctor's Wives". It is a really great international group for women in serious relationships with doctors. The moderators are fantastic so it is a really safe and comfortable space to talk about pretty much anything related to your life as a doctor's wife.
swedengirl - we are planning to TTC in March too! I told you in your other thread I feel pretty much the same way you do. The funny thing is as scared as I am, part of me kind of hope it happens quickly or even early as a surprise. I guess then I wouldn't have time to worry.
Karoolia- I think there is also a part of me that wants it to happen sooner too! I am pretty certain part of the reason my anxiety has started now is because my OH has been the one who has been nervous and worried about things so now the time has come where he isn't- I am then having the freakout!
Exciting you are March too! What birth control are you guys using? Are you preparing to TTC by coming off any?
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