Mothers what next after Maternity Leave?
The Joy starts from the day we get a positive pregnancy test ,to the day we welcome our babies. As Months go by we realize our Maternity leave is coming to the end and that is when fear and worries about leaving behind our 3-4 months old babies home starts setting in. This kind of fear and worries happen to every working mother as the leave days come to an end. When worries start setting in we are faced with a dilemma of either to quit our Job and take care of our babies or keep the job and look at the other available options for taking care of our little ones as we continue working so that we can be able to provide for them.One of the many worries is;
"will my little one survive without me being around the whole day?" New mothers ask themselves.
The desire of every mother is to watch their children every day and night as they grow up so as to be sure of their safety but sometimes we have to focus on the future than the present . There are some options we can look at before we decide to quit the job.
- Get a maid/house helper so you leave the baby with a him/her
- Take the baby to a day care center near your workplace where you can easily go and breastfeed or check on him/her.
- Quit the Job and start up a business so that you can always go with your baby at your workplace (business)
- Quit the job and just stay home and take care of the baby. ( this must be the last option to go with because however much we have working husbands who can support us in everything we should always know that life is so uncertain and we don't know what the future holds.Before we go with this option we should ask ourselves if we can be able to give our children a better life in case the worst happens ....so in this case I would advise maybe discussing with our husbands and see if they can always deposit something on the account(call it wage or salary) every month in case we decide to stay home and take care of the kids.
To all mothers kindly share with us what worked for you after Maternity leave so that we get to help our new mothers who are in Dilemma and not sure about what to do.
What next after Maternity leave?