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Why do I feel so guilty going on maternity leave? I feel like a bad employee but then again I feel like a bad mom. I felt so ashamed to let them know that I was expecting that I postponed telling them until I was 6 going on 7 months

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It’s ok to feel this way! You are transitioning from a childless employee to a mom and you are still trying to figure out your new role(s) in life. Being childless is all you’ve known until now, so anything that takes you away from work can make you feel uncomfortable. At the same time, you are also trying to step into your “mom-self” and that’s all new too. Both feelings are ok! You’ll find the right balance at some point.

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Thank you for the encouragement ☺️

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