HOW TO TELL YOUR MANAGER YOU’RE PREGNANT
Don’t... do what I did: burst into tears and wail “I can’t stop throwing up!” (My boss was great, but
it wasn’t my most graceful moment.) If I ever have to do it again, I will practise my speech before
hand—winging such an emotional conversation is a dangerous move.
Do... tell your manager you’re pregnant before rumours start to spread around the office. “Think strategically about who you need to tell and what message you want to convey, like your commitment to their project,” says Reva Seth, an exec
utive coach and author of The Mom Shift. “Don’t expect people to be happy, regardless of your relationship with them. Odds are that their reaction has nothing to do with you, and certainly not with your baby, but is about their own concerns with their deliverables or workload.” Considering
that there were 385,937 live births registered in Canada in 2014, you can imagine how many hormone-fuelled conversations like this are happening across the country