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Article Highlight: Planning for Your Return to Work After Maternity Leave
Discovering that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting things in the world, but figuring out how your growing family will fit into your work life can be an intimidating challenge. Fortunately, you have nine months to plan and learn about your options.
Your first decision, and perhaps the most important regarding your career, will be whether to continue working or become a stay-at-home mom. In some situations, you may be able to keep your current job and become a WAHM, a work-at-home mom. Some women will have this decision made for them based on their family income or career aspirations, while others struggle with the decision. No matter what you decide, be confident that you are making the best decision for your family. Don't let anyone else make you feel bad about your choice.
Balancing Pregnancy and Employment
If you decide to continue working, you will need to find out what kind of maternity leave your company offers. The type of leave you receive varies greatly depending on which state you live in. For example, California maternity leave policies might be wildly different from the policies in Maine. While your company is required to follow the maternity leave laws offered by your state, they might also offer addition time off or extra benefits to new moms and dads.
As you make important decisions regarding your pregnancy and employment, LoveToKnow Pregnancy can help you out every step of the way.