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  • 11 Tips for Surviving Your First Week After Maternity Leave Ends

    Dreading your first week back at work after maternity leave?

    It’s definitely a challenging time, and it requires a lot of preparation, both mentally and logistically.

    Blooming Baby’s Operations Manager, Deia Dressman, recently returned to work after a 3-month maternity leave. On the morning of her first day back she breezed into the office with a smile on her face, chatted with us all for a moment and went right to work. It was as if she had never left.

    Knowing how difficult the first week can be, I wanted to learn how Deia managed to keep it together, and then pass her best tips along to you.

    Blooming Baby Office Deia Dressman and baby hanging out at the office. She comes in from time to time to model our products and say hi to mom!

    At the end of the week, I had one burning question. How did she feel on her first day? Was she happy to be in the office or was she missing every second of quality of time with her baby??

    She shared, “The first day, surprisingly, felt really good. It felt great to get out of the house and let them (baby and nanny) do their thing and it felt nice to kind of ‘adult’ again.”

    But the days before Deia’s arrival back at the office weren’t quite as smooth. When asked about the days leading up to her return, Deia said, “I was dreading it. It was sad to leave my baby. I was definitely counting down the days and squeezing my baby a little tighter. It’s hard to leave something that you are so literally attached to constantly for the last 3 and-a-half months.”

    Fortunately, Deia was uber-prepared for her first week back and has some extra helpful tips.

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