It's Working Project

"We were waiting as long as we could, would have liked to have been making more money, but at 30, if we want multiple kids, we needed to get started."

What is one piece of advice you wish you could offer your former expectant self?

Saving money to cover me being home with no pay for up to three months (FMLA) would have been ideal.

FOR MOMS: If you breastfed, was there a place for you to pump that met your needs and was conducive to your success? If you breastfed, how did you decide to continue? FOR DADS: What, if any, adjustments did you (or your workplace) make to your schedule after having a baby? Was it specific to your manager or larger, whole work culture?

Ease on mom (me), breastfeeding gave me anxiety because I couldn’t track how much he was eating. And pumping at work, going back 6 weeks post partum, wasn’t a desirable option.

How much leave did you take, and how comfortable were you taking it?

My short term disability policy covered partial salary for 6 weeks, couldn’t afford to be home with no pay.

What was your biggest challenge going back to work?

Cost of childcare.