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I accepted an offer for a Fellowship at McKinsey...
I am pregnant, and my due date and job start date is less than 2 weeks away from one another.

Did I mess up? What is McKinsey's opinion on pregnancy? I understand a fellowship (two years - paid) is still considered temporary work. Do I have any options?

Thank you. I don't want to lose out on an opportunity like this, I have childcare figured out.

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My understanding is McKinsey has very generous leave policies for parents. I’ll be embarrassed (and you should escalate) if they don’t make considerable efforts to accommodate your situation.

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I don’t think you messed up bht going to be honest you will not want to go to work after 2 weeks. Even 2 months would be too soon. It’s exhausting having a kid and you also want to be around for it and not balancing work. Can you see if you can defer?

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That will hopefully be a topic of discussion, on Monday.

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I’m curious if you figured out what you’re doing to do/what McK offered to do to help?

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