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I am depressed about returning to work after having baby.

I will be returning to work on Monday after delivering my baby on May 16. I am sooo depressed because I work 48 hours a week. (3pm-11pm) I feel like I am going to miss so many important events in his life. I have always returned to the workforce a year after having my other two so this is the first time I will be leaving my child at a daycare. Any comforting words can help.

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jess4uandme

Asked by jess4uandme at 7:14 PM on Jul. 7, 2008 in Money & Work

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    Answer by momagarry at 8:16 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • Just take it one day at a time. It is so hard to go back to work. I just focused on staying busy at work. I found if I focused on being miserable it made it worse. Just think that you are being a strong mom and doing what is best for your family, you are sacrificing and it will pay off in the long run. Treasure the moments you have and take a lot of pictures. I put pictures around my office too!
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    Answer by DorothyOpp at 8:46 PM on Jul. 7, 2008

  • Oh I am so sorry! I know how hard it is. I cried every day I had to leave my baby until I found something I could do from home. Right now I am tutoring college students for a state online college and between that income and the savings I have from not having to pay for daycare, it has replaced my income. Maybe you could find something real to do from home.
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    Answer by DreamnBigEliza at 12:39 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

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