I was talking with my mom about what I’m doing here with the Pregnant Professional.

She was remembering when she worked at “the co-op” while she was pregnant with my oldest brother.

“We kind of stepped in when one of the women was pregnant. We knew she’d be tired and busy with a new baby.”

That may have been cool in the 60s at the co-op. But when you are a women who has really invested in her career as a doctor, or a lawyer or any other profession that takes a lot of education–maybe she doesn’t want ‘help.’

I believe that women should be asked, and listened to.

Yes, the sheer number of decisions that must be made when a woman has incomplete facts can be overwhelming.

But I believe that she–that YOU!–can handle it.

Maybe you want help. Maybe you don’t.

It’s up to you.

What I’ve done is come up with a format to contemplate the questions and the information lay the foundation for when the decisions need to be made.

You are the one who knows.