Dreading going back to work


After having a baby, what do you think are the most common factors which halts parents (both mother and fathers) going back to work? e.g Lack of support, feeling guilty for leaving baby, childcare costs ect.


Hi! As far as I’m concerned it’s mostly the fear (not the guilt) of leaving my child to people I don’t know entirely. Babies/toddlers can be really demanding and I really doubt that a stranger would take care of my child in a way that would be acceptable for me. I can just see how much my daughter needs me every day and how much love does it take to truly understand this little baby - like why she cries or screams. I’d be constantly worrying that my child never gets enough attention.