There were some pluses to e-maternity leave for my patients. First, there was less loss of continuity in treatment. The psychiatrist who knew them best continued to manage their medications during leave. Second, when I returned from leave, I was well informed of their progress. Third, there seemed to be fewer clinical worsenings during my absence than during my first, traditional maternity leave. The patients seemed touched that I would care enough to continue to be available. Fourth, I got to know a couple of patients better because these anxious patients seemed to communicate better by means of computer than in person.