A few days ago, I posted a short survey to help collect data for the book. I've been interviewing TONS of women about being pregnant while working and transitioning back to work after maternity leave, but I've always wanted to make sure I'm looking at the whole picture.
I haven't had time yet to do a deep dive into the responses, but one of the questions I asked was "What's the first word that comes to mind when you think about your maternity leave?" I dropped the first 1,000 responses into a Word Cloud generator, and this is what came back:
Short, bonding, lonely, exhausting, necessary: pretty much sums it up.
If you haven't joined the fun yet, you can take the survey here.