In addition to extending the length of a maternity leave, many women explore other employment options. Some women arrange with their employers to (1) return to work on a part-time basis initially, or long term, (2) job-share, or (3) work from out of the home. These options benefit both the employer who retains a skilled employee and the employee who has more time with her baby.
When planning your return to work, ask if you might begin the first week on a Wednesday or a Thursday, so you will soon have the weekend to work out any unexpected problems.
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