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Pregnant Doctor Straps Her Kid on Her Back For Football Game

A Canceled Sitter — and a Kid Strapped to Her Back — Didn't Stop This Pregnant Mom From Getting the Job Done

Hello! I am Dr. Megan Meier. I am a sports medicine and dance medicine physician in Oklahoma City, OK. A photo of me...

Posted by Megan Meier, MD on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

At 35 weeks pregnant, Megan Meier had her hands full with her 3-year-old girl, especially since her husband was out of town. But despite her third-trimester status and her kid's babysitter falling through, this sports medicine physician was determined to do her job.

The Oklahoma City doctor was scheduled to provide sideline coverage for a local high school football game when circumstances left her with no child-care coverage. Instead of canceling on work, she showed up with her baby bump and toddler strapped to her back to care for all of the players. Megan shared the photo with a group of physician moms as a visual representation of what they do each and every day, and the impressive photo has since gone viral.

"I really believe that you can have it all and find a great balance to a multi-faceted career and life," Megan wrote on Facebook. "However, it takes a lot of hard work and improvisation at times. Most importantly, it takes a strong community of people supporting each other to make it work."

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