I’m interviewing for full time gigs while pregnant. How much should I try to hide it until I at least get through a few rounds? Should I tell HM before getting the offer or after? Such a tricky, honestly shitty situation!

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I would not mention it (but not outright hide or lie) until after the first interview/when you get a call for the second interview. Let them have a chance to know you and like you before but don't let it get past that point so it doesn't seem like a bait and switch. They can't cancel the interview at that point so you'll still have another opportunity to wow them. Good luck!

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I wouldn’t tell them. I tried to be honest and tell them when I was early in my pregnancy. I had a complicated one, was in the hospital twice. Three months in and seven months pregnant i was “laid” off but replaced with someone that wasn’t pregnant with less experience. When speaking to an attorney he said it was difficult to prove discrimination bc they knew when they hired me. We ended up settling out of court.

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That is so sticky! I'm so sorry our culture is such that this is a disadvantage. It sucks. But I would be honest. You will be distrusted otherwise, and that's no way to start a new job.

Fair enough. Thanks for your input!

I didn’t announce my pregnancy until 4 months into my new role. While I didn’t want to blow my cover by specifically asking maternity leave questions, it ended up hurting me in the end because I was later informed you have to be there like 6 months to qualify. Ended up having to take short term disability, which was way shorter than the leave, and 60% of my salary. Luckily, I work from home so it all worked out, but I had to wait for a few weeks before getting paid and things were tight! I really wanted this job though and didn’t want my pregnancy to be a distraction in any way, shape or form.

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