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How can I feel ready to return from parental leave

The Imposters Club
Season 5 Episode 4: How can I feel ready to return from parental leave? with Sophie Harris


The Imposters Club returns for our 5th season, and this time we’re talking WORK. Sinéad’s pivoting her career, Melissa’s returning from maternity leave and the whole world is talking about how we can work better.


The time has come. Nursery is booked, start date at work is confirmed, flexible working is approved – and Melissa is feeling EVERYTHING. Returning to work after having a child comes with a lot of conflicting emotions, pressures, and a sense of being pulled in 100 different directions – is it something we can every truly be ready for? Well, probably not – but there are things you can do to prepare practically and emotionally. We’re joined this week by pregnancy and postpartum therapist Sophie Harris aka @looking_after_mum, to talk about managing expectations, honest conversations and feeling more confident about returning to work.


Follow Sophie Harris on Instagram @looking_after_mum

Learn more about Sophie Harris and Looking After Mum




My Bump Pay:

Mother Pukka & Flex Appeal, ‘Forever Flex’ Report

National Childbirth Trust, ‘Returning To Work After Maternity Leave’


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Presenters: Sinéad Kennedy Krebs and Melissa Murdock
Editors: Camilo Salazar and Kody Wilson

Studio Manager: Camilo Salazar at Morley Radio

PR & Brand Partnerships Producer: Georgie Rutherford


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