I never thought I would have to choose between my career and my child
I have a great job. I love it. It’s exciting, high energy, and I make a difference. When I found out I was pregnant, I was a little scared, but happy. I told my friends at work and they didn’t react the way I thought they would. One friend said, you know you can’t work here and be pregnant. That never occurred to me, but thinking about it, I can see why. I was basically told to choose between my career and my baby. I started to convince myself that the timing wasn’t right, I can always have a baby later, I won’t be able to take care of us if I don’t have this job. Before I knew it, I was at the clinic and I was no longer pregnant. I went back to my job like nothing had happened. The job wasn’t so great anymore. I ended up leaving just a few months later. What have I done?