While this New Republic article focuses predominantly on the pregnancy and conception years, its a pretty compelling picture of what it means to face unique social, cultural and institutional barriers to success as a working mother-to-be.

Our favorite quote is this:

"This is what it felt like: It felt like I was a successful professional adult who, from the time I’d started scooping ice cream and busing tables in tenth grade, had always had a job, except for the times I’d been laid off. In this case, I hadn’t been laid off. I’d finally, at age 35, done the thing that everyone from Mitt Romney to most of Facebook had assured me was the most rewarding and most valuable — the most downright American — thing I could do: I’d had a baby. And my income — my economic independence — had vanished."

For the full article, click here.  


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