Medical school is a very common time to have a baby as most students will be married and in their prime childbearing years. There is much more wiggle room for students to be pregnant during medical school rather than residency. Although without precise timing, this may delay your medical school to five years rather than four.
Medical School Year 1 & 2:
This may be a good time to have a child since the first two years of medical school is primarly all classrooms. There's a good chance you'll be able to watch the lectures at home. Studying with an infant is very difficult. I know from experience. You'll be very-very distracted and some just can't bear to let that happen to them since you have to take Step 1 of the USMLE after your second year of medical school.
Although if you time the pregnancy perfectly and have your due date close to summer vacation (the last summer vacation you'll actually ever have) you can have a much less stressful post-labor baby care.
Medical School Year 3 & 4:
The best way to have a child during your third and fourth year of medical school is planning everything out. During your third and fourth year of medical school you'll be doing roations. To make everything easier, you'll have to plan your hardest roations (like surgery) in your earliest trimesters in your pregnancy. Just hope that everything goes smoothly and that you don't need to be on bedrest.
Medical school is full of exams and tests. Keep that in mind. Don't let starting a family hinder you from following your dreams.
Rianne Del Carmen
My biggest goal in life is to just live it. To enjoy every moment and find the beauty in all things. So I write to inspire others. Not to just enjoy life but to better themselves. To become a better student, a happier person, and a more loving human. With tips and stories, I hope to help you through all the rough edges.