It's working for Janet Markovits, Maternal Massage and More, The Pregnant New Yorker
New York, NY
"No matter how many people tell you how things will change, I don't think you can truly understand it until you're in it. Its a lot harder than I ever imagined yet also more rewarding."
Really take care of yourself and take time for yourself. Enjoy time with your friends and husband because afterwards you will be consumed with this awesome new being. No matter how many people tell you how things will change, I don’t think you can truly understand it until you’re in it. Its a lot harder than I ever imagined yet also more rewarding.
I love what I do, so returning to work was a no-brainer.
I have my own practice so, yes there is a room that’s very comfortable to pump. I plan on breastfeeding/nursing till she is at least a year old. Breast milk has everything she needs to keep her immune system in check.
Because I run two businesses, things never completely stopped. I was always in the loop, still returning phone calls, emails, setting up appointments. I was in the office until I was 38 weeks and returned a text the day after delivering apologizing for taking a day to call back. They all laughed and said I was crazy when I told them I just had a baby a day ago. I am now only back in the office 2 times a week which will slowly increase to 3 and then 4. I’m very lucky to have that flexibility but the work doesn’t stop because I’m not there.
We are very lucky to have family nearby. and I am back in the office for now 2 days a week so it wasn’t too challenging. My parents and in-laws have been wonderful and are able to take care of my daughter.
I think it’s constantly changing but when she was 10 weeks, things got a bit easier.
Scheduling appointments with time to pump in between clients and trying to make it home so I can put her to bed.
My husband and my mom. My biggest pregnancy indulgence was ice cream!
As a working parent, a good day is when my baby is happy and in goods hands and I can concentrate on taking care of my clients during their pregnancy.
As a working parent, a bad day is when no one in our house gets sleep.