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.

5. Don't be afraid to say 'no'

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Going back to work after pregnancy, you may be tempted to prove yourself as a new working mum. But most of the time you will want to leave as early as possible to spend time with your baby. There is no reason to work overtime if it's not necessary. Your employer should understand that a mother needs to spend her free time with her baby. So don't be afraid to stick to your normal schedule and to refuse extra assignments. Otherwise, you could feel much more guilty about not being there for your little one.

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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