There’s no such thing as loving your baby too much, however, new research finds that moms-to-be are feeling more financial pressure to return to work than parents with one child under five years old did. Let’s face it, leaving in Boston or Brookline is pretty expensive in comparison to all other towns and states. In this day and age, both parents have to be the bread winner. Although some families have are privilege enough to have one of the parent to stay home and take care of the child. Although some parents are not too keen in staying home with their child or baby and rather have a nanny childcare or daycare service for their baby or children.
Although it is possible to take up to 12 months off on maternity leave, less than a quarter of expectant mothers plan to return to work after a year off on maternity leave (23%), while a further two in ten plan to go back after six or nine months (both 20%).
The research reveals that moms think the money they can earn is far more important than their career ambitions. Two thirds (65%) of those surveyed said their main reason for returning to work is to support family or pay the bills. Just fewer than one in five (16%) said their main reason was to maintain their careers.