Post # 1
I am looking for some advice about a situation that I have been thinking and worrying about. I know I am getting way ahead of myself to be thinking about this already, but I am somewhat of a worry wart! If anyone has been in a similar situation or if you just want to tell me your thoughts it would help ease my mind 🙂
some background: I went to grad school right after college. I got engaged during grad school- when I finished I tried looking for a job in my field (counseling) but could not find anything so I decided to be a nanny for the year since I was getting married and just wanted to make some money. i started the job search again and was unsuccessful, so I decided to go back for My post masters in school counseling. Over the last few months I have been searching for a school job to start in September.
DH and I have also planned to start TTC in November. So here is where I am stuck…
I went on an interview for a job for a school and I am pretty sure I am going to get the job- which I am so excited about. But I am worried about what the job will say if I end up getting pregnant. I know it is my life, but I am worried.
I really don’t want to putboff TTC – but on the other hand i have never had a “real” job before. No idea if I would go back after I have the baby or not. I am just worried what the job will think if me if I get pregnant a few months into starting.
any feedback would be appreciated!!
Post # 3
Well, if you got pregnant now or in the near future, you would feasibly be able to make it a full school year, and have your maternity leave in the summer. At the end of the summer, you could make the final call if you’d go back for another year. But I think right now, your timing works really well for someone in a school setting.
Post # 4
I think you need to decide what you want to do post baby. If you dont think youll return to work, then no need to worry. If you do think youll return to work then youll want to consider if you got pregnant right away is best for your career path.
Even delaying TTC by 6 months will mean you will have been at your job for about 1.5 years before you leave for maternity leave and had a chance to establish your reputation and learn the ropes of that organization, which makes coming back to your job post maternity a lot easier.
Post # 5
I think the two PP have really good points! Also if you live in the US, its illegal for them (the school/job) to fire you in any way related to being pregnant. FMLA.
I don’t think you should push back your TTC, but if you are willing to have a spring baby, now would be the best time to start since it will fall on the school’s summer vacation. Good luck!
Post # 6
Why do you care what they think? They can’t fire you for being pregnant and your timing would be good because it would allow you to finish the school year. Then you can decide if you want to go back and if you don’t then what they think doesn’t really matter. I wouldn’t even worry about it!