Share Your Return To Work Story

26 Feb

Returning to work after maternity leave can be a real worry, no matter what your family and job situation. There is so much to think about, and everyone’s worries will be different. It’s important that you consider your options but don’t let these worries take over your maternity leave – it’s such a special time and you should enjoy getting to know your baby. If you have any concerns about returning to work, please get in touch with us for free helpful tips and advice, or just someone to talk to. Call us on 0800 043 2440, or join our friendly Flexi-Mum group on Facebook.

  • How will my baby cope without me all day?
  • How can I sit still and concentrate all day?
  • What am I going to wear?
  • What are “Keeping in Touch” days?
  • Which childcare option is best for me?
  • What hours do I want to work?
  • What if my baby is poorly?
  • How on earth am I going to get to work on time?
  • When should I go back?
  • I’m not as passionate about my job as I used to be!
  • How will I cope without my baby?
  • What are my rights?
  • I don’t remember how to do my job!
  • I’m so tired, how will I get through the day?
  • Will I have to stop breastfeeding?
  • How flexible will my employer be?
  • Will I get any in-work benefits?
  • Can I afford not to go back?
  • Can I afford to take a full year off?

Most Mums on maternity leave have asked these questions, and many more. Luckily, most of these Mums find a solution that works for them, their children and their employer, and many more find that going back to work allows them to regain their own identity, which can get a little lost when they become a Mum. We would love to hear your stories about returning to work, your worries and how you overcame them. Please email us at info@opsw.co.uk to share your story – we might even feature you in a future edition of our Flexi-Mum magazine!

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