Book Review

The working mother’s survival guide

review by Liz Marchant

This book starts at pre-conception and covers the very early days of having a baby and career. Drawing on interviews and experts, it provides guidance and tips on getting through pregnancy at work and also returning to work.

Quote from the book:

“Whenever you decide to return to work you’ll be susceptible to guilt and anxiety. Guilt that you have to put the baby into childcare or leave them with a family member or nanny. Guilt because of the judgement of friends or family. Guilt that you should be there to share in the fun and the tantrums. That you may miss the very moment of your baby’s very first steps.”

The working mother’s survival guide. Your complete guide to managing life and work with a new baby.
Melissa Doyle and Jo Scard
Published: 2007