Photo Of Pregnant Doctor Working At Night With A Kid Strapped To Her Back Goes Viral
September 10, 2016
“This is what happens when you are 35 weeks pregnant, husband leaves town for the weekend, childcare for 3yo falls through, and you have a game to cover!”
Megan Meier / Facebook
A photo of a sports medicine physician tending to a high school football player on the sidelines while carrying her 3-year-old daughter on her back has gone viral.
Dr. Megan Meier of Oklahoma City, OK. originally posted the photo to a group of physician moms because she thought they would enjoy “seeing a visual representation of what we do each and every day.”
But her photo has struck a chord will ALL working parents and is being shared all over the world.
“I have had so many people reach out to me, telling me how inspiring they find the photo for a variety of reasons,” she told ABC News. “I have connected with so many strong, interesting people who have shared their stories, their struggles and their victories. It’s pretty awesome.”
“As working parents, we often have to multitask in a pinch, and it’s so much easier when people are understanding of this. We don’t make excuses — we find solutions. Fortunately for me, the teams I care for are very supportive of my situation, which has made these types of stressful scenarios so much easier.”
Meier is the team physician for Putnam City North High School, the University of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City Ballet and many other local dance groups.