Life can also be really good. One of these good moments in life is adding a little one to your family. Whether it be through birth or adoption, adding to your family is an exciting experience.
According to Parent’s magazine, 4 out of 10 women are full-time, working moms. These statistics are high, but they are important facts to know. While this is an exciting time in your life, it can also be nerve wracking at the prospect of leaving your baby to go back to work.
Here are three helpful tips on being a new mom in the workplace:
- Keep an open communication with your managers and supervisors. Be honest with the changes that are going on, and don’t be afraid to purpose your ideas. Honest discussion never hurt.
- Look into childcare options. Really take the time to review your options, and don’t just settle for the first thing. Settle on what is the most reliable and the best fit for you and your child.
- Let go of the guilt. A lot of times, new working moms may feel guilty due to stress and divvying out attention. Think about how your time at work benefits and provides for your family. It may be hard to find this at first, but the benefits reap in the long run.
A word of encouragement to you new, working moms from the Innovate HR team: You’re doing great. You got this