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Might start a bit multi-year project when I am ~5 months pregnant. Wanted to hear from moms at companies that do lots of those long projects, how does it work with mat leave? E.g., do they just avoid putting you on because they know you’ll disappear after four months, or can you start, leave on mat leave, and come back and slot right back in? I’m worried because everyone keeps saying doing this particular work will cement my career but they don’t know yet that I am pregnant (it’s still early)

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Do it. Best case scenario you have team and clients you can come back to after who already know you and will be more willing to accommodate your new boundaries. Also no one needs to know until you are ready to tell them. I think I shared at like 22-24 weeks for my first (one month after starting a new big project)

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