Becoming Dr Mum

In their own words

 
The following pages contain extensive quotes taken from interviews with study participants about becoming Dr Mum:

Weighing the pros and cons of having a baby during the PhD 

Characteristics of PhD work from a new mother’s perspective

Managing PhD work alongside the physical impact of pregnancy, birth and infant care	 

Timing of maternity and program leave		

Choosing where to work - on campus, at home or elsewhere

Childcare issues

Scholarships, employment and other financial issues

Coping with interruptions, distractions and time constraints

Managing the domestic workload

Relationships with children, partners, extended family and friends

Relationships with supervisors

Engaging with academic colleagues and participating in university life

Getting help and dealing with bureaucracy

Psychological and social themes

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