Posts Tagged ‘childcare’

Chat on immunizations and pregnancy

Monday, August 26th, 2013

textingVaccines are not just for babies and children, but for Moms too! It’s important to have your immunizations up to date before you conceive, but also to get a couple while you’re pregnant.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Join us on Wednesday August 28th at 11 AM ET. Learn which vaccines you should have before pregnancy, which are safe during pregnancy. What if you’re pregnant and travel? What if you’re a teacher or childcare worker? Once your baby is here, what is the current immunization schedule?

Dr. Dolan will be here to answer your questions, so be sure to use #pregnancychat in your tweets to fully participate.

Not taking all your maternity leave?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

pregnant-woman1If you’re working and pregnant, you probably have thought a lot about maternity leave.  It used to be that meant stopping work all together until you went back to the office, if you went back to the office.  Not necessarily so today.  I read a recent survey that says only 56% of women surveyed took their full maternity leave and 33% stayed involved with work while they were out.  Aren’t we busy!

Many of us are returning to work or school after pregnancy.   It may be fulfilling personally, supportive financially, or invigorating intellectually, but it’s a juggling act and isn’t easy for most of us.

Choosing a child care provider that works best for you can be tough and may slow the return to work process.  Read our information for some helpful suggestions.  Talk things over with your partner now and make advanced plans for your maternity leave and return to work.  If you can, look into and select child care options before your baby arrives.  If you can set that up before you deliver, it will make your time at home with your baby more relaxing and enjoyable.  You’ll be amazed at how fast the weeks go by and how soon the office beckons.