The Parent Project: My little secret

Pregnancy: one of the few times you feel justified in systematically deceiving and lying to your colleagues...

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

As the sickness decreases, my anxiety about colleagues finding out and the burden of keeping my pulsating secret grows. Particularly as I try to conceal exhaustion, fragility and a sudden hatred of tea (creeping out of my office into the open plan to tip cold mugs of it down the sink, to avoid alerting my eagle-eyed team). My professional world view is distorted; everything is examined through a new lens, especially time. As work project deadlines and travel plans are reviewed, I simultaneously calculate how many weeks pregnant I will be...[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]


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