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Hey Moms! Looking to start a family. Two factors (1) I'm turning 30 next year and (2) I'll be a 2nd year SC up for M in S&O. Any tips on timing? Do you know of anyone who has been pregnant their promotion year?

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I got promoted while out on maternity leave

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I'm going to be on leave for 6 months during my promotion year to M in s&o. I've been told by multiple PPMDs that it won't be a problem at all. Apparently maternity leave doesn't impact your utilization either. The hours come out of the denominator of the calculation so as long as you do well while you're working you should be fine.

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I got promoted to director (this year) while pregnant with my 2nd.

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I got promoted to manager in my 9th month and then left on 7 mo leave.

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And yes - leave doesn't affect utilization. And you get full cap, full benefits and accrue full pto. Pretty great bonus in addition to the baby!

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This is good to hear... thanks for asking OP! I'm also SC up for promotion this upcoming year or the next. I'm already in my early 30s (MBA hire) and am trying to plan the right timing between promotion, paying off student loans, etc. Previously I had the thought in my mind to wait until I made manager to get pregnant. However that's still 1-2 years away, and I'm not getting any younger!

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31 year old female here and this is so good to hear. Thank you.

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