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Looking for job and being pregnant?

I will be looking for a new job in just a few months, I am also trying to get pregnant. If I am pregnant by then, my concern is that no one will want to hire me. Should I disclose that I am expecting during interviews? Or wait till I’m hired, this feels dishonest however? I’m very confused. Thanks for the help.



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By law, an employer can’t deny you employment because you’re pregnant, and you’re not legally required to let potential employers know that you’re expecting. However, not all employers are great at following laws. Generally speaking, many women don’t disclose they are pregnant to employers until the end of the first trimester (once they are in the “safe zone” as far as complications go). If the office uses nitrous you are going to want to disclose being pregnant however.
 
With this said, I totally see how you would feel like you are being dishonest if you don’t disclose. For this reason, you need to go with your gut and do what you are most comfortable with. If you do tell a potential employer you are pregnant and don’t get the job because of it, it’s probably not somewhere you’d want to work anyway.

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I found myself in a similar situation last year. Yes by law they cannot deny you a position based on being pregnant, but the reality of this is they might. Every business does what makes sense for them. When they decide to invest in a new employee the last thing they’re thinking of is spending additional funds to cover your maternity leave and unexpected call outs. If pregnancy happens once you’ve shown your value as an employee, then they will gladly accommodate you. I found luck working as a temp hygienist. I was able to attend all my doctors visits without causing any inconvenience to the job.

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