Today’s timeless question: What point in your career IS the best time to have a baby? If you’re in law school, should you have a baby during law school?
Readers, have you tried alternative products for your period like DivaCup, Thinx, DearKates, or more? What have been your experiences with them — do you still use them — and who would you recommend them for?
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to decide if you want kids (don’t miss the comments!) but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of whether you feel like you need to sacrifice kids for career. Reader S wonders: how to decide if you want kids? She’s … Read More about How to Decide If You Want Kids
What are the most important steps to take as you’re preparing for pregnancy and planning to have a baby? If you’re a Type A, planner type of woman, what should you know ahead of time? Readers discuss this often, but I don’t think we’ve ever rounded up everyone’s advice. So: if you wanted to start … Read More about The Planner’s Guide to Pregnancy: What to Know Before You TTC
Pregnancy worries can run the gamut from childbirth to health issues to being able to conceive in the first place. Add in concerns about how your job will be affected by your pregnancy (to say nothing of parenthood), and you’re dealing with a TON of worry. But is it as bad as future moms might think … Read More about Pregnancy Worries and Your Job
Update: We still stand by this discussion on planning your career for babies — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on family planning and pregnancy, including how to decide if you want kids, and our top tips on preparing for pregnancy (if the answer is yes). Over at … Read More about Planning Your Career for Babies
These are some of our best tips on financially preparing for baby — both before and after you conceive!
How do you deal with a miscarriage at work? Should you tell coworkers about your miscarriage, or your boss? Reader K wonders… I don’t think you have done a post on having fertility issues while working (please point me in the right direction if I am wrong!). I am an associate attorney and have been … Read More about Should You Tell Your Coworkers About Your Miscarriage?
A reader (going off her ADHD meds while trying to conceive) wondered how to handle it if her job performance was affected.
One of the interesting topics that readers wondered about when I announced my pregnancy was WHEN to get pregnant. So let’s talk about it today. This is kind of a long post, so I’ll start with the questions: When is the best time to get pregnant? What considerations should you factor into the mix? Psst: … Read More about Open Thread: When is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?