Spoiler Alert: 9 Reasons Why Maternity Leave Is NOT a Vacation

Mothers-to-be often daydream about an idyllic maternity leave, but that’s not always the case. In fact, a lot of new mothers feel worn out, tired, stressed and downright miserable during their maternity leave. And that’s because they haven’t had a full’s night rest in weeks, don’t recognize their bodies and still have to take care of most of the household chores even though they have a new 7-pounder to look after around the clock.

In other words, a maternity leave is no vacation, my friends.

Sure, staying home for 6-8 weeks or in some cases even three months might sound like a dream. And most of the time it is, especially since you don’t have to worry about getting up before the crack of dawn to beat traffic on your way to the office every morning. But instead of dealing with your boss, deadlines and office politics, you’ve got other things on your mind during your maternity leave. Here are just some reasons why you shouldn’t treat your maternity leave like a vacation because guess what… it’s not one.

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Here are 9 reasons why a maternity leave is not a vacation.



Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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