20 Pregnancy Essentials (Updated!)

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

Pregnancy Essentials 2018

ICYMI, we’re expecting our second baby this summer! I’m in my second trimester (about 4.5 months pregnant) now, and there are definitely some pregnancy essentials must-haves that I’ve needed the past few months that I’d like to share here in case it benefits anyone else. In this post, I’m also including links to some of the aforementioned essentials (they’re affiliate … Read More

An Overview of Pregnancy and the Online Doctorate

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

In this country, if you’re in academia, you might meet folks who talk about and treat being pregnant as a debilitating condition. Even though times have changed, and who gets to say #ilooklikeaprofessor has changed, academia is still dominated by men, and/or women who ascribe to some outdated and unfortunate attitudes about sexism, pregnancy, motherhood, and what a woman can do when … Read More

Pregnancy Brain

by Dr. Punita Rice Life

Did you have pregnancy brain?

Did you have pregnancy brain (if you’ve been pregnant)? For those of you who haven’t experienced it, “pregnancy brain” is a slight decrease in memory, and more notably, a slight decrease in your ability to focus. Pregnancy brain is caused by a lack of quality sleep, decreased energy (you are, after all, growing a human being), and a number of physiological … Read More

Should I Get Pregnant While Doing My Doctorate? – How to Decide

by Dr. Punita Rice Academia

Should I Get Pregnant During My Doctorate - How To Decide If You Should Get Pregnant During Your Doctorate

Are you trying to answer the question “Should I Get Pregnant While Doing My Doctorate?” I can’t speak for everyone’s experience, obviously, but I can share my thoughts based on my own experience of being pregnant while pursuing my doctorate. These are some situations that might make being pregnant while pursuing your doctorate a bad combination. If you’re interested, read on…

Pregnant Teacher Problems

by Dr. Punita Rice Teaching

Baby hugging bladder - Pregnancy and the Online Doctorate | punitalearning.com

Are you, or have you been a pregnant teacher? Problems abound. Being pregnant and a teacher at the same time is hard! So here three pregnant teacher problems I’ve encountered recently…