Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen thought she was doing a good job keeping her secret.
But when she recently revealed to her staff that she was expecting a baby in August, one colleague responded: "I figured that out when I saw you turn three different colors in 20 minutes."
Yes, it's true. Even the city's top health official suffers from morning sickness and fatigue.
Wen and her husband, who manages an information technology team at Legg Mason, are expecting their first child, a boy, this summer.
The energetic commissioner known for her nonstop work ethic said she'll take off at least eight weeks to spend time with her son after he is born.
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.
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