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Generally, I d recommend this book for women to read during pregnancy to help think about maternity leave plans and the return to work later appreciated this bookthan I thought I would I ve already gone through the transition from maternity leave back to work once, but this added some new perspective for me I particularly enjoyed that the audience for this book seemed to be aimedtowards professional, junior and senior leaders, with examples from women aspiring to be or already a Generally, I d recommend this book for women to read during pregnancy to help think about maternity leave plans and the return to work later appreciated this bookthan I thought I would I ve already gone through the transition from maternity leave back to work once, but this added some new perspective for me I particularly enjoyed that the audience for this book seemed to be aimedtowards professional, junior and senior leaders, with examples from women aspiring to be or already at the top of their fields I can apply advice from here not just to juggling my family and job during a period of transition butgenerally to thinking about who I want to be in the workplace and outside it Brody often refers to mentoring, as well as being an example and creating your own path, which really spoke to me right now If I want to convey to those I work with and who will be entering the work force after me an idea of balance, I need to model it myself, and not just talk the game Definitely gave me things to think about This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It s a very good and practical guide for women returning to work I really liked the style of the author, and book is a mix of practical advice and stories from other women There are probably not so many new new things that you will find there, because all of us are worried about emotional and practical implications of returning to work, but everything is summarized quite nicely and logically, and it kinda created a mental check list for me What I highlighted for myself General info on ave It s a very good and practical guide for women returning to work I really liked the style of the author, and book is a mix of practical advice and stories from other women There are probably not so many new new things that you will find there, because all of us are worried about emotional and practical implications of returning to work, but everything is summarized quite nicely and logically, and it kinda created a mental check list for me What I highlighted for myself General info on average it takes 6 months after delivery for women to start emotionally feel normal again, so some of the adjustment might happen when you already at workPrepare for the work Good section about how to choose for a nanny, but not applicable to me Buy couple of new clothing pieces and think about your new style, meaning don t wait until you are back to your pre pregnancy size, find something you look professional and comfortable now she has some practical advice about this I personally love this advice, as we should not only wear something that we have, it is better to have something we love to feel confident Look think about New Generous Minimum, so not the bare minimum you do, but a little bit above it to feel better like at least having an earrings or lipstick etc Make up routine I loved the advice of buying eye concealer and creating your emergency escape make up routine She offers 60 sec routine as well Decide how much you want to know about baby s day and discuss that ahead of timeWhen you start work Focus on couple of VIMT very important missed things to catch up quickly Admit what s hard and brag about getting through it First 3 months back are the hardest, so no drastic decisions should be taken during that time E.g if you want to quit after you returned, just wait these 3 months and then re evaluate this desire, as in a lot of cases it will disappear or change Decide what is sacred for you and where you don t accept any compromise Set up new limits are work and don t feel guilty about them as long as you deliver results Decide how much you want to share and be strategic about it e.g if you want to help company culture to change you might want to shareChange how to you work stop overproducing don t pre solve problems Prioritize face time Take care of yourself, allow yourself to have emotional moments, but think how to self sooth yourself prior to them so then it s easier.quicker to calm down during that moment Prioritise sleep e.g minimise screen time during night feedings, try to nap etc Plan for 2pm low energy moment I always have them, but never attempted to use them wisely ASK FOR WHAT YOU NEED AND DON T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT Manage upwards, downwards and sideways Appreciate how good you ve got it Recognise generational differences Be aware of your biases towards your boss Understand his pressures Reset your boundaries And don t shy away from autonomy 50 50 partnership when in doubt save a bottle for a dad , meaning don t try to do it all yourself Let him do the stuff his way Master your new time off use your commute, keep your weekend sacred if you need to work you can take a scheduled work break , be available, but not always e.g set limits when you are off And remember TAKING TIME OFF MAKES YOU BETTER IN YOUR CAREERShe also offers ideas on how to approach important topics at work like pay rise, better conditions to pump etc and how to reply to annoying comments of others Very good advice for moms preparing to go back to work Probably wouldn t speak to the blue collar workers out there but if you work in a corporate field this guide is really handy I thought the last chapter about how to have crucial conversations was particularly good. This was so helpful to me as a first time mom as I prepare to go back to work Got me thinking about all the things to consider and how to approach I d highly recommend it. ( Kindle ) ♌ The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby ⚑ The Fifth Trimester is your new best friend a brilliant, tells it like it is guide that helps moms cope with the demands of the real world after the baby arrivesThe first three trimesters and the fourth those blurry newborn days are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born No matter what the job or how you define work, you re going to have a lot of questions When will I go back How should I manage that initial I want to quit attack Flex time or full time How can I achieve at home with my partner What s the best option for childcare Is it possible to look like I slept for eight hours instead of three And why is there never a convenient space to pump Whether you re in the final stages of pregnancy or hitting the panic button on your last day of leave, The Fifth Trimester is your one stop shop for the honest, funny, and comforting tips, to do lists, and take charge strategies you ll need to embrace your new identity as a working parent and set yourself up for success Based on interviews withcandidly speaking moms in wildly varied fields and incredible expert advice, The Fifth Trimester tackles every personal and professional detail with the wit, warmth, and inspiration you need to win when you head back to work Like What to Expect When You re Expecting and The Happiest Baby on the Block, this is an indispensable guide every new mom needs on her shelf A must read for working moms with their first baby, I laughed and cried through this treasure of a book I really needed this book I was feeling frightened and vulnerable about going back to work as a legislative director for a California State Senator after having my first child This book gave me exactly what I was looking for and left me with the confidence I needed to go back to work and still be a kick ass Mom And unlike some Self help books, this didn t just have priceless information, i A must read for working moms with their first baby, I laughed and cried through this treasure of a book I really needed this book I was feeling frightened and vulnerable about going back to work as a legislative director for a California State Senator after having my first child This book gave me exactly what I was looking for and left me with the confidence I needed to go back to work and still be a kick ass Mom And unlike some Self help books, this didn t just have priceless information, it was also incredibly well written Brody offers advice from surveyed interviewed working moms about the reality of the return to the office post maternity leave the 5th trimester Included at the start is a Going Back to Work Tomorrow quick reference for quick review Liked her writing style seems down to Earth, intelligent, realistic, funny Addresses the many aspects of post delivery life, including postpartum depression anxiety. I absolutely loved this book and wish I had read it 5 years ago It mixes anecdotes and research, and I related to a lot of it It s a little breastfeeding skewed, and even though I happened to nurse and it definitely changes the game for working and is a stressful part of the fourth trimester too, I m sensitive to my many friends and family who couldn t nurse for a dozen different reasons I also have friends adopting and there are only a few anecdotes from women who adopted Overall an excelle I absolutely loved this book and wish I had read it 5 years ago It mixes anecdotes and research, and I related to a lot of it It s a little breastfeeding skewed, and even though I happened to nurse and it definitely changes the game for working and is a stressful part of the fourth trimester too, I m sensitive to my many friends and family who couldn t nurse for a dozen different reasons I also have friends adopting and there are only a few anecdotes from women who adopted Overall an excellent book, but know that it s mostly shaped around one woman s experience, which I happen to relate to I m a little past my own fifth trimester but still really enjoyed this 100% would be work mom bffs with this author, she seems delightful. So much great info This would be a perfect gift for anyone getting ready to start work with a new baby I loved it