11 Important Decisions to Make During Pregnancy

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What Are My Plans After Maternity Leave?


Staying at home to raise your baby vs. returning to work after your maternity leave is another tricky topic for moms-to-be. Most moms have a sense of their plan before giving birth, but your plans may change depending on your physical or mental health after giving birth, your baby's health, and other factors you can't predict. Family finances are a major consideration, so calculate whether you can afford to stay at home. Also, learn about the pros and cons of staying at home vs. returning to work, and if you plan to return to work, begin researching childcare options during your pregnancy. In many areas, places fill up fast, so try to begin your research early.

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