This is one of the most interesting questions I have been asking my wife since we found out she was pregnant earlier in the year. Back then, her answer was that she would like to continue working after having the baby. We set out a roadmap for my wife to stablise her team as the manager with sufficient coverage after she leaves for maternity leave.

One of our concerns was pregnancy discrimination but this didn’t prove to be an issue. Largely because my wife has been working at the same bank for a number of years and has built up professional & social relationships to address this. Plus it helps to be the manager so she has some level of control over her workflow and what happens to her.

A benefit of being pregnant when you are older is that you are more likely to be higher up the corporate …