I read this question, but it’s about the non-pregnant partner.
A company reached out to me and is heavily recruiting me for a position that I know I'm qualified for. We're talking a $50,000 (USD) raise with this position and it would be HUGE for my career. My husband and I recently (this is the second month) started trying to get pregnant and there are no fertility issues that we are aware of… I could be pregnant right now!
I love my current job (I’ve been here nearly 5 years) but recognize that I don’t have much of a career path here. However, if the new company wasn’t recruiting me so heavily I wouldn’t even consider moving when trying to have a child, but here we are! I’m worried that if I do end up taking maternity leave within 8 to 9 months of starting that they would see me as dishonest for not bringing it up in the interview process.
My question is:
Should I tell the new company that I may be taking maternity leave within the first year of starting?
Again, this position would not only be an enormous monetary raise, but an enormous benefit to my career.