If you’re working while planning to expand your family, there’s much more to prepare than the layout of your nursery. Whether you are pregnant (or your partner or surrogate is) or getting ready to adopt or foster a child, don’t forget to consider how this major life change will affect your job—and how your employer may be able to lend support before, during, and after you welcome your new child.
From healthcare benefits and parental leave to adoption or childbirth support, your employer may offer some valuable help that you won’t want to miss. Besides understanding your benefits, you should also get acquainted with your rights and decide how you'd like to share the news at work.
With so much to prepare for, we put together a four-step guide to help you navigate your career while you're waiting for your newest addition to the family.