by Nancy W.Hall
Millions of women each year work during and even up until the last moment of their pregnancies. But there are few guidelines for how to get through those stressful 9 months and transition back into work after the baby is born. Illustrated by personal stories and anecdotes, the author offers tips on: lWhen and to whom to break the news lHealth coverage and labor laws lThe physical side effects of pregnancy, like exhaustion, morning sickness, and lack of concentration lHow to dress to look your best lOffice etiquette and co-workers' reactions lPlanning your maternity leave lChildcare and the decision to come back to work lInformation sources on everything from maternity clothing to family-friendly companies Balancing Pregnancy and Work provides checklists, worksheets, resources for budgets and maternity leave plans, and legal advice to help the pregnant woman navigate the politics and emotions of the workplace. It also gives real strategies for confronting obstacles and surviving what might feel like an overwhelming conflict of intense feelings. With this book in hand, mothers-to-be can now be prepared.