I was laid off a few weeks ago. I found out it would happen months ago and started actively looking for a new role but things have been slow which was ok because I'm also 8 months pregnant and won't be able to start a new job until Jan. As I start to actively interview now most roles I am going for will take a few months to get through the process. When they ask when I can start I say mid-Jan without details or say I have some projects to complete or even thought about saying I have a major surgery coming up for one of my children and know it would be best to start a new career once that is complete. Neither is a lie it's just lacking information. I just worry both admitting I was laid off and saying I am pregnant will create unnecessary assumptions about me as a female leader. The truth of it is I probably could have found another role in my company to stay and not get laid off but being pregnant made me a less ideal candidate (although that's illegal) it's the truth of it.