I am in a bit of a bind. I graduated from a top MBA program a little over a year ago and decided to start my own start-up. I've had pivots, turns, lost co-founders etc. I am finally at a stage where I have advisors and a team in place and am planning to launch our second pilot in two months. I also just found out I am pregnant. The pilot will run through March. If it's successful I will go raise VC funding. If it's not, I will need to find a job. By then I will be 6-7 months pregnant. What company will want to hire somoene who is going to go on maternity leave in two months? What VC will want to fund a solo founder who is 7 months pregnant?
I am not sure if I am overthinking this. I honestly don't know how the market views pregnant women (I've never been pregnant). I don't know if my worries are founded but when I think about it if it's between me and another candidate what company would go with someone who is about to leave two months into starting a job?
I am not sure what to do and I'm worried that I'm putting my career in jeopardy. Anybody have thoughts?