Number Six – Work Out the Baby Thing Before Your Hormones Kick In
I am not, repeat not, telling you what to do re babies and careers. It’s a minefield depending on where you live, access to good child care, preferences, of you or your partner. There is no one way.
What I do believe very strongly is that a radical rethink needs to take place re childcare. We all need for babies to keep on being born and we all need those babies to have good, secure care and love.
I think there are many more alternatives than we currently have and I think men could play a bigger part, and that many want to. However, the gender divide is such that often the man is earning more and society expects that women will stop working and rear the children. Those pressures can create an irresistible force. Stopping work for a few years may be absolutely the right thing for you to do, but it may not be…
So, my tip is well before you get to the baby or no baby stage you think through just what you want to do (and your partner) and then plan for it. Do your research and plan your career moves accordingly. Once you find out that you are pregnant is not usually the best time to start having these discussions.
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Posted on October 28th, 2013 by Jane