- — Dr Eva Lantsoght (@evalantsoght)Tue, Nov 07 2017 19:03:57Working academic moms, how much maternity leave did you have? Please comment on how long, and how you felt about it!
- — pituca (@pituca71)Tue, Nov 07 2017 19:18:59@evalantsoght With my first son, it was ok since I had a very flexible job. With the second, I would have loved to stay longer but it was not possible.
- — pituca (@pituca71)Tue, Nov 07 2017 19:20:56@evalantsoght I felt guilty all the time. It was really hard to pump milk between meetings. Still now, I feel guilty (he is 13 months).
- — KHaase (@kristenhaase)Tue, Nov 07 2017 19:40:12@evalantsoght Depends how you define leave. Took 8 mo w my 2nd babe, but working/writing after 2 mo while on paid leave. Suspect common for CDN academics
- — Energized Academic (@jaskey)Tue, Nov 07 2017 20:23:59@evalantsoght husband came to campus with me and baby; he held her while I taught. I occasionally nursed her in a sling while I lectured
- — Dr Eva Lantsoght (@evalantsoght)Tue, Nov 07 2017 20:25:22@kristenhaase Did you have childcare arranged for when you started working/writing again? Or waiting for a nap and then trying to do all the things?
- — Energized Academic (@jaskey)Tue, Nov 07 2017 20:28:36@evalantsoght It sort of seemed like the norm. Nobody got leave, so you just did what worked for you at the moment.
- — KHaase (@kristenhaase)Tue, Nov 07 2017 21:33:13@evalantsoght 2 was a dream, napped predictably and older child in daycare. Nap time= all the things. Occasional childcare for 2 if had to leave house.
- — Jess Keim Malpass (@jesskeimmalpass)Wed, Nov 08 2017 01:28:54@evalantsoght 9 weeks to coincide with the start of semester. I had a great daycare situation and felt comfortable going back then.
- — MD Thompson, PhD (@mdionnethompson)Wed, Nov 08 2017 15:34:55@evalantsoght I had my son over the summer, so I took the summer as leave. No leave would be appropriate. I worked as a TA the semester after he was born and worked and took one class the following one.
- — MD Thompson, PhD (@mdionnethompson)Wed, Nov 08 2017 16:28:35@evalantsoght Of course it was unpaid. Graduate schools, at that point (and likely now) had no paid summer income. 😡
- — Dr Eva Lantsoght (@evalantsoght)Wed, Nov 08 2017 16:31:29@mdionnethompson in the Netherlands a phd student has social security and all associated benefits, plus the ability to extend the phd time when you get a child. That extension, so far, is not given to tenure trackers in general but considered case by case
- — MD Thompson, PhD (@mdionnethompson)Wed, Nov 08 2017 16:33:03@evalantsoght Yeah . . . Federally, we’re trying to get rid of something that isn’t even universal health care. We have no requirement for paid parental leave. I probably could have extended my time, but decided against it because I needed income.
Maternity leave in academia
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