(Closed) Looking for some advice

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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!

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