As a Republican-led Congress moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which aimed to make health insurance available for all American citizens, Wen said she is reminded how fortunate she is to have good benefits.
She's been able to work a flexible schedule to make doctors' appointments. She didn't worry about what her boss would say when she learned she was pregnant. And Wen is also grateful she can afford an ultrasound or another of the multiple tests available to pregnant women.
"I don't have to think about what else I would have to give up in order to pay for a particular test," she said.
For those who think being a physician somehow makes pregnancy easier, that's not necessarily the case, Wen said. Even she uses Google to search out what she should be eating.
"I do think that knowing a lot does also increase my anxiety because I know all the things that could go wrong," she said.