In a recent post I shared my experience about losing my job while pregnant.
To not feel alone in the matter I took to Google to find out if other women have experienced a situation like mine and didn't find much. This really made me feel isolated and wishing I had someone to talk to that could relate.
I'm 100% capable of working. I want to work. I enjoy working. In my eyes I would be considered an asset to a company as I am bringing another human in the world that needs financial support. This would mean to an employer that I would be working extra hard to provide for the little bub that was on the way.
Granted, I would need some brief time away to recover from labor and bond with the baby. However, if an employer took care of me during this short time away, you better believe that I would be busting my butt for them the minute I was back to the grind.
Of course this makes sense in my own little fantasy world.
Do employers see my point of view? Nope. Did my previous employer? Nope.
Interviewing at 7 months pregnant has turned into something laughable at this point. Silver Lining: I created this blog to help support women through their pregnancy!
While updating my Beautiful With Baby Facebook page last night I stumbled upon an article from Create & Cultivate that had me doing Oprah's, "mmmmhm", "tweet that," "that's an a-ha moment!"
The article's author, Jane Halpern, dove into what I have been experiencing trying to make a go of it in the workforce while pregnant.
Pregnant or not, her article is one in which I wish was read by business owners and hiring execs to offer perspective on this matter instead of outdated discriminatory practices.
You can read Jane's article by clicking here.
Betsy BenniS, FoundeR, Beautiful With Baby
Beautiful With Baby started as a result of owner, Betsy Bennis, experiencing numerous career set-backs in the fashion & beauty industry. Betsy has always had a passion for empowering other women by helping them connect with their inner & outer beauty through fashion, beauty, & personal development.