Inspirational photo shows the real dedication of working moms
Dr. Megan Meier, an eight-month pregnant sports medicine and dance medicine physician in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, suddenly found herself without childcare just before the opening game of football season.
So, she strapped her 3-year-old on her back and hit the football field.
Meier, the doctor for the Putnam City North High School football team, originally shared the photo to the Facebook group Physician Mom Group (PMG). She captioned it, "Sports Medicine Doctor Mom—this is what happens when you are 35 weeks pregnant, husband leaves town for the weekend, childcare for 3 year old falls through, and you have a game to cover!"
The photo went viral when Meier's friend Robin Schoenthaler shared it to Facebook.
"I posted this to a group of physician mom's because I thought they would enjoy it—seeing a visual representation of what we all do each and every day," Meier wrote when she shared the photo publicly on Facebook.
"I really believe that you can have it all and find a great balance to a multi-faceted career and life. However, it takes a lot of hard work and improvisation at times."
Meier's post is inspiring hardworking moms everywhere:
"[I]t takes a strong community of people supporting each other to make it work," Meier wrote.
"Thank you to Physician Mom Group (PMG) for 'getting it.' Thank you to all my family, friends and colleagues for all the love and shares. Thank you to the teams (that includes athletic trainers, coaches, players, and parents) that I cover, from PC North High School to the University of Oklahoma to the OKC Ballet—I appreciate your support of women (and their families) in medicine and in sports," her post reads.
"We have come a long way in 2016."