fifth trimester back to work

You may have heard about the three pregnancy trimesters, but there are actually six trimesters! One is during the preconception period (known as the pre-trimester,) then you have the first, second, and third trimesters during pregnancy, the next is immediately postpartum, and the last pregnancy trimester is when a new mom goes back to work.

You have survived the pre-trimester, getting pregnant, and then you survived 3 trimesters of pregnancy, plus the fourth trimester, postpartum.

Now the next trimester begins, and that is when you return to work after having your baby.

Getting back into the regular life that you had before your baby was born is not as easy as it may seem. Every thing in your life is different. Something as simple as showering before work or staying at work all day is suddenly and vastly different because now you have to find someone to watch your baby while you're getting ready for work and you may have to pump at work several times a day. Let alone, facing the workday on little to no sleep.

Going back to work after having a baby is the culmination of becoming a new mom, and while it can be difficult, it is doable. Let us help you navigate this challenging period!

Your Rights

Pregnancy, Maternity Leave, and the Work-Family Conflict
Maternity Leave When Adopting
Tips for Requesting Maternity Leave
Important Contacts Before Taking Maternity Leave
Can My Husband Take Paternity Leave?
How to Deal With an Employer Refusing Maternity Leave
Pregnancy and Maternity Insurance Guide

Benefits of Maternity Leave

Is it Healthy to Work Up Until My Due Date?
Longer Maternity Leave Reduces Risk of Postpartum Depression
Longer Maternity Leave, Healthier Babies Everywhere

Returning to Work After the Baby

When to Stop Working During Pregnancy
When Should I Return to Work After Birth?
When to Work After Giving Birth

Working and Breastfeeding

Can I Still Breastfeed When I Return to Work?
50% of Mothers Who Start Breastfeeding Quit Within 6 Months

Getting Back in Shape For Work

 

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