Friday, November 20, 2020

Back To Work After Maternity Leave: Things You Can Consider

Having a baby is a great time of your life there is no denying that. But after a while, it may be time to start thinking about returning to work. It could be that you need to think about work for financial reasons, or perhaps you want a bit of your identity back and enjoy what you do. Either way it is a big decision to make, so you may be considering what your options are. With that in mind, here are some of the things to consider. 

Do you really want to step back into old shoes?

Many women ask themselves whether the job they had before leaving for maternity really was the right thing for them. Do you want to step back into old shoes? Do you want to do the same thing day in day out? Some people love their jobs and chosen careers and are blessed to find it early on in their working life. Some women are not as fortunate. Could maternity leave be the perfect opportunity to change careers? Perhaps even change jobs and working for someone else? Sometimes this is easier when you have a specific job role where you are trained within a certain career. But when else could you get the opportunity to do this?

Working from home instead

If working from home is something you want to consider, then you may want to think about the current skills you have and what your options may be. Maternity leave provides you with some thinking time and a chance to make the change and build something up, before having to make that important decision of whether you leave a stable employment. If working from home is an option, you may need to think about a desk, technology and other smaller things to make it easy such as looking at ergonomic mice or chairs specifically for Orthopaedics. Look online for articles to inspire you or provide you with the tips you need to make this a success. 

Comparison is the thief of joy

You may start thinking that you won't be as good as your work colleagues, or perhaps be doubting your skills to make something of your own. Try to focus on the good things and remain positive throughout the whole process, you may find that this is just the thing to help you stay on the right path for a better working future. The change in yourself becoming a mother may actually help you in the job. Perhaps you can understand the circumstances of others, be less selfish in your ways or even empathize in different situations. Remember to focus on your positive attributes. 

Let’s rock that workplace fashion

Finally, you may find that your body might have changed as you have entered motherhood, and this is nothing to feel shy or upset about. Your body has just done something incredible, so rock the look and embrace your new figure. Getting some workplace attire to suit your body shape can invigorate confidence within you. 

Let’s hope that this helps you to be more prepared with going back to work, whatever you decide to do. 


  1. This was interesting and has great advice.

  2. It is the hardest thing ever to go back to work after having a sweet precious baby! Thank you for sharing!

  3. It is very difficult to go back to work after having a baby for sure. My niece has been so lucky and is still working from home after 5 months.

  4. Thank you for the great tips. It was also so hard for me to go back to work after having my 2 precious daughters!

  5. This is great information. I had to go back to work after my first three but was fortune to be home with my last one

  6. I think there is so much pressure on moms to return to work ASAP after having a baby. There is nothing wrong with attending to your kids!!


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