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5 things to make going back to work after pregnancy less scary

Going back to work after pregnancy can be a little scary for new mums. It’s the thought of leaving your little one at home. You may also worry that your mind will be elsewhere making it hard to get back into it.

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It’s important for you to enjoy your work and to feel happy about the situation. It may not feel like it at the time but having some time for yourself (even if it is at work) is a good thing. Here are some tips to help make the transition a little easier.

1. Make it a gradual change

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As a new working mum you need to take it as slow as possible. Discuss with your employer the possibility of starting work part-time or starting with a few days a week. This will help make the transition smoother. Also, don't have unrealistic expectations and don't force yourself to perform once you are back. Don't do more tasks just to prove you still got it. Take each challenge as it comes along, without trying to be super working mum. This way, you can get satisfaction both from your work and being a mum.

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When going back to work after pregnancy it takes time to make the necessary adjustments. Don’t expect to have it all figured out within the first week. Being a working mum can take a lot of compromises, but it also comes with a lot of satisfaction.

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