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Making the Transition: 7 Tips to Make Returning to Work After Maternity Leave a Bit Easier

Mums deserve support as they transition back to work after maternity leave.

mum sitting at table one hand typing on laptop with a 1-year sitting on her laptop holding a toy truck

We often hear from mums on maternity leave, wondering how they'll handle balancing work with a new baby.

With a supportive community and expert resources, we're here to help you find the right balance between work and family, regain your harmony, and explore the amazing possibilities ahead. Thrive in both your career and motherhood with ABA’s support. 

You don't have to feel lonely or justify your decision to work. You don't have to do it alone. It's normal to have doubts and challenges, but you deserve to navigate this journey confidently and successfully. You deserve to navigate this journey with confidence and success.

1. Don’t set unrealistic goals for yourself

Getting ready for a marathon takes time. Begin slowly and celebrate your small wins.

2. Communicate with your friends and family

It's important to establish and clarify expectations with your support system. It's alright to say "no" at times, ask for help when you need it and accept help when it's offered.

3. Get mentally ready for going back to work

Feeling emotional when you're away from your child is normal. Preparation is important to handle this.

4. Communicate with your employer

When you talk with your employer about going back to work, share your goals and discuss your plan with your manager.

5. Stay connected

Keeping updated will make returning to the workforce easier when you're ready. Stay in touch with colleagues and workplace announcements.

6. Avoid judging or comparing yourself to others

Each person's journey is unique. Focus on yourself.

7. Self-Belief

You don’t have to choose between excelling in your professional career and being a mum.

Every mother has their own journey and deserves regular reminders that she's doing a great job.