• Sarah
  • Groveland, USA
  • a year ago

Second Pregnancy and Career?

As my son reaches his first birthday I am giving more thought to my next pregnancy and how this will affect my career. When I returned to work after my maternity leave I gained much more responsibility and I am on a really good trajectory within my company. I'm scared that my next pregnancy will derail my career, or at the very least I will miss out on some opportunities for advancement. My husband is a SAHD so my career is very important to our financial sucess. Has anyone experienced this? Any words of wisdom or insight?
  • M
  • New Ipswich, United States
  • 5 months ago

My career wasn’t affected by second pregnancy. First pregnancy unexpectedly delayed my goals. But I obtained a part time job in my field (4 hours a week). Been at the company 18 months; had 4 increases in hours and started full time this past week. I have my masters degree and in the process of sitting for my board exam.

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • 6 months ago

There’s never a bad time to have a baby, and you’ll never regret having one- but there are some times that are better than others so you need to consider your age, other aspects of your life, etc. Good luck!

  • K
  • Lawrence, United States
  • a year ago

I say go for it! It’s easier honestly when they’re babies. I just had two little ones back to back while completing my masters. My hubby is also SAHD and so it was very tough on me but I did take a very abbreviated maternity leave and kept chugging along. I feel like the most important piece is communicating the extra needs you’ll have (emotional and otherwise) to your mans.

  • N
  • Youngstown, United States
  • a year ago

I say your son is 10 months. Maybe wait until after his 2nd birthday to try? Depending how okay you are with a 3 ish year age gap.

  • J
  • Bedford, Canada
  • a year ago

Is your career more important for finances or because you love it?

  • Sarah
  • Groveland, USA
  • a year ago

This is a diffiucult one. With my husband staying home it is so important financially- I'm in a position to grow a lot and in turn that will mean more money. I also love where I work, my job, and the people I work with. My job was very good to me when I was out on maternity leave - but I had just taken a management role and losing 3 months was difficult.

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