Did You Go Back to Work After Having Your Baby?

Suzanne Murray
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Are you working outside the home?

When I was pregnant I had a job really liked and made a decent salary. I took three months maternity leave, but after just a few months with my baby, I knew I didn't want to leave her that soon. I was lucky because my husband made enough to pay the rent for a while. My friend B., on the other hand, ended her maternity leave sooner than she planned because she was itching to get out of the house and do something other than "change diapers all day."


Some women don't have a choice: They'd like to be stay at home moms, but they have to go back to work for financial reasons.

How about you? Have you gone back to work yet? Did you go back sooner than you would have liked?


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If you work outside the home, how soon after you had your baby did you go back?

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