Interviewing While Pregnant
First off, this community is great! I love seeing the support, encouragement, advice, and so much more on Elpha, and I am glad to have been recommended to join. I was very hesitant at first to write something about my current situation, but then reading through different topics and seeing the advice and encouragement really really pushed me to do so at this time of my life. So, I resigned from my previous role/job back in early November, but officially end of December (they were generous enough to pay me through the end of the year). At that time I actually just found out I was pregnant. I have been at my job for about 3.5 years and have been such a pillar at the company that is was sad for my founders to see me go, but I had to do what was best for me and my health. I felt like it was time to move forward as the environment started to get toxic and I was not happy anymore. The company lacked diversity or it is taking awhile to get there, no upward mobility especially for women, and started to become a male dominated work culture in our US office. Now, I started actively applying and have been getting a ton of interview opportunities, which is a plus! I am currently on a couple of final round interviews and I have not disclosed my pregnancy and how far long I am yet, and just waiting for an offer to do so. I have been feeling discouraged and up and down and that could be the hormones, but I refuse to worry. I am second guessing my timing on applying and that maybe I should wait until after the baby. However, I really want to work and find that right company to work for, if the opportunities are coming why let them pass. My concern now is letting them know once the offers come that I am expecting the end of May and that leaves me with 8-10 weeks of working until I have to be on leave. My partner is very supportive but doesn't want me to feel down if it does not go the right direction and wants me to wait until after the baby. I really do not know what to do. I am staying positive and praying that if I am the right candidate that the company will be okay and supportive. Should I stop with the interviews? or just keep going and see what happens. I have researched and read articles about women who have applied during pregnancy for encouragement (even at stages closer to due date) and it has been helpful, but I am really starting to feel lost now as the days start to pass and as I get closer and closer to my due date. I also feel like I will have also have a hard time trying to get back to job interviews post baby. Any advise or encouragement would be really helpful.