WEEK BY WEEK
A resource to help you manage your job and life, through and after your pregnancy.
You're Not Alone.
Pregnancy is a special time, filled with joyful anticipation...but also the inevitable nail-biting about your identity, job and bigger career. That's why we've brought you advice about how to navigate every trimester at work with tips and working mom secrets from women who've gone through it (on no caffeine + sleep deprivation). Every week we cover a different topic: from how to hide morning sickness to going back to work after maternity leave. Your baby will always get a lot of attention, but here's a space where you are front and center.
Conception & First Trimester
Week 4: Deciding When To Start A Family
Week 5: When To Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant
Week 6: Why You Might Want To Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant On The Early Side
Week 7: Mixed Feelings About Your Pregnancy
Week 8: How To Secretly Find Out Your Company’s Maternity Leave Policies
Week 9: How To Handle (Or Hide) Your Morning Sickness At Work
Week 10: Miscarriage and Work
Week 11: How To Hide Your Pregnancy At Work
Week 12: 9 Tips To Make It Easier To Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant
Week 13: When (And How) To Tell Your Clients The News
Week 14: Getting A Job When You’re Interviewing And Pregnant
Week 15: How Long Can You Get Away Without Maternity Clothes?
Week 16: Getting More Maternity Leave If You're Unhappy With What You Have
Week 17: How To Stay Healthy At Work During Your Pregnancy
Week 18: Planning Your Money Moves If You Don’t Get (Enough) Paid Leave
Week 19: What Do You Do If Your Job Isn’t Family Friendly?
Week 20: When Nosy, Insensitive Colleagues Are Up In Your Pregnancy Business
Week 21: Should You Go For A Promotion While Pregnant?
Week 22: How Much Is Too Much To Share When You’re Pregnant At Work?
Week 23: What To Do If You Think You're Being Discriminated Against
Week 24: 6 Tips for Successful Business Travel While You’re Pregnant
Week 25: When It May Make Sense To Get Freelance Coverage During Your Maternity Leave
Week 26: How And When To Start Looking For Childcare
Week 27: How To Pick Childcare That Gives You Peace Of Mind
Week 28: 6 Ways To Make Your Third Trimester Smoother Sailing At Work
Week 29: Setting Yourself Up For Maternity Leave If You’re A Manager
Week 30: Building Your Mom Tribe
Week 31: 6 Ways Your Relationship With Work May Change As A New Mom
Week 32: What To Buy To Get Ready for Baby
Week 33: How to Prep for Maternity Leave
Week 34: The Ideal Maternity Leave Timeline
Week 35: The Deets on All That Grown-Up Paperwork That Comes With Baby
Week 36: Preparing Financially For Baby (Even If You Get Some Paid Leave)
Week 37: How To Make Your Third Trimester A Little More Comfortable At Work
Week 38: Your Final Big Departure Checklist
Week 39: Can I Work During Maternity Leave?
Week 40: Maternity Leave Coaching
Week 41: What NOT To Do During Your First Week of Maternity Leave
Week 42: Maternity Leave As A Second Time Mom
Week 43: Dealing With Postpartum Depression
Week 44: Preparing to Pump When You Go Back to Work - An Introduction
Week 45: Preparing to Pump at Work - The Equipment
Week 46: How Much Should You Keep In Touch With Work?
Week 47: 5 Ways to Empower Dad* To Co-Parent
Week 48: Not Sure About Going Back to Work?
Week 49: What If You Decide Not To Go Back To Work?
Week 50: How U.S. Law Impacts New Moms At Work
Week 51: The Milk Stash And Dress Rehearsal
Week 52: What To Do If You’re Fired While Pregnant (Or On Maternity Leave)
Back to work
Week 53: 3 Tips For Your First Week Back From Maternity Leave
Week 54: Where to Even Begin With Your Mountain of Emails
Week 55: How to Pump at Work
Week 56: How Much To Talk About Baby At Work
Week 57: A Guide For the Sleep-Deprived Working Mom
Week 58: Don’t Leave Home Without Your Breast Pump
Week 59: How To Deal With A Boss That Isn’t Supportive Of Your Pumping
Week 60: Your Laugh-Out-Loud Pumping Stories
Week 61: Can You “Have It All”?
Week 62: Big Changes That Can Make A Big Difference In Your Work-Life Balance
Week 63: How 4 Different Women Think About Balancing Big Jobs And Growing Families
Week 64: How to Carve Out “Me Time” (Yes, Really)
Week 65: How to Get the Flexible Schedule You Need
Week 66: How to Handle Being Mommy-Tracked
Week 67: How To Juggle Work And A Sick Baby
Week 68: How To Keep Your Nights And Weekends Sacred(Ish)
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- I recently had a child and worked out an arrangement with my manager to work from home 1-2 days/week. I'm the only female on my team and none of the co-workers have a similar arrangement. There have been discreet comments made about my schedule (mostly in a joking way) but it still feels uncomfortable. Has anyone else ran into this?
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