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.

2. Plan your childcare options well in advance

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Maternity leave in Singapore is pretty short. Those few months will go by in an instant and it'll feel like no time before you are going back to work after pregnancy. It's good to plan your childcare options with your spouse or family early on. There is the option of hiring a full time nanny and sometimes grandparents can stay with the baby while you're working. In any case, you need to be completely comfortable and reassured that your child is in good hands.

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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