Switching to a startup but found out pregnant

VMware vyed07
Jun 6 22 Comments

I accepted an offer about 1 month ago from a startup, but recently found out I got pregnant. It’s so hard to decide what to do. I still want to go for this opportunity. Does anyone have similar experience before?

Please help!

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Uber bаgel
    Don’t let pregnancy stop you. Go for it. Everyone has kids, it’s the most natural thing in the world.
    Jun 6 5
    • Nvidia bitcoineow
      Tesla is gonna eat your lunch Uber
      Jun 6
    • Nvidia bitcoineow
      It's gone
      Jun 7
    • Nvidia elonherow
      Please come up with a better burn, you kids cheaply talk about the stock halfening only after a 3yr run of 10-12x, which literally everyone who's been there longer than 1.5yr is still dancing about... it's only sad for you

      Also I wake up at 6am because I'm an adult 😁
      Jun 7
    • Nvidia elonherow
      Not much bro, do you even reading comprehend?

      Do you usually keep all your assets in one stock in one class? 🤣
      Jun 7
    • Nvidia elonherow
      What I'm saying is Uber died the day Travis left
      Jun 7
  • New ♈️
    Not judging anything. Two of my friends got miscarriages because of work pressure. It happens more frequently in the first couple of months so take care of yourself and the baby anywhere
    Jun 6 2
    • Microsoft EMoC46
      What? This is absolute trash. Miscarriages are extremely common and have nothing to do with stress.
      Jun 6
    • New ♈️
      Hehe they told me so. One of them in my team. She was burnt out while been pregnant and she regretted so much
      Jun 6
  • Amazon anw2Bwm
    Stress is going to be bad for the baby
    Jun 6 1
    • Intel babubhatt
      Stress is bad for everyone. Pregnancy is stressful, from what I hear. Stressed women have been having babies for millennia. No reason to quit/decline now in anticipation of possible stress.
      Give it a go and if you feel you need to quit, do.
      Jun 6
  • New
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    Who's the baby daddy?
    Jun 6 0
  • Oracle / Eng jomol
    Well, I understand you really want to take this opportunity but make sure you review maternity policy at the new company.
    Will your Hiiring manager cooperative? Are you on visa? This is imp in case you lose your job.

    I am not scaring you but it imp to be realistic and think about worst case scenario.

    Congratulations and good luck!
    Jun 6 0
  • Intel babubhatt
    Congratulations! (Double)
    Go for it. Take leave when you need it.
    Jun 6 0
  • Microsoft FFSake
    Don’t bother. Being pregnant is normal and anyone who treats you otherwise should be punched in face. US has ridiculous practices for maternity leave - so even that can’t be put on you as something undeserved. Good luck and take care
    Jun 6 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    🙄
    Jun 6 0
  • Robinhood paper$$$$
    Ask about or review maternity leave policy. Quite some startups have employee-friendly policies for parents.
    Jun 6 0
  • Oracle Tech_11
    Go for it! Believe in yourself and it will turn out just fine. You still have 9 months before you go on maternity, so plenty of time to prove your self. If this was your dream opportunity it won’t cause you any stress and you will have fun doing it.
    Jun 6 0
  • New STUj34
    Yes, take it, especially if they have a good maternity policy. I started a new job while pregnant, and someone on our team literally got pregnant the day she started. It's worth it if the opportunity is good!
    Jun 6 0
  • Amazon LAxL08
    If you haven’t submitted your 2 week notice yet; then you still Gucci
    Jun 6 0
  • Fannie Mae UVDo25
    Good luck and try your best! Nothing can stop you except yourself. If you feel tired, take a break, don’t push yourself too hard.
    Jun 6 0
  • Inc. Magazine journo
    Are you worried about going on maternity leave within a few months at a new job, or is something else bothering you? When do you start work vs when you'd have to go? What's the maternity policy at the office? Would you be OK being a working parent?

    I'd like to think that if a company goes through the whole recruiting process and makes you an offer is because they want you and your expertise. Unless maternity policy is super generous (doubtful) you're probably only going to get 3 months max, so you wouldn't miss much really... now if you're worried you might want to become a stay at home parent after the baby is born or about nanny/day care $$, well those are different matters.
    Jun 6 0