Hello all,Here's a little background to help you help me:I graduated in June 2009 as a RN. I've been working on a telemetry floor at a near by hospital since graduation. I have a 2.5 year old daughter. After she was born I switched from full time to part time due to extreme colic and exhaustion on my part. I currently work 2 12-hour shifts a week and have full benefits. My husband resenty started a new job with a very good salary and benefits. We have been discussion the option if me staying at home after our second is due in a few months. I am really torn what to do. Part of me wants to stay home and enjoy being a mommy full time for at least the first year, the other part of me doesn't want to give up my position at work. The floor I work on is hard and we have a hard time retaining nurses. I have been temper to look elsewhere for employment in the past. I am leaning towards working through this pregnancy and then not returning after maternity leave. Is this frowned on by an employer? Is it better if I quit before maternity leave? Do I tell the board that I am inactive if I quit? What do I need to do to keep my license up tondate should I decide to return to work? If I did volunteer type work would that benefit my resume so there isn't a large gap in employment? What is the best type of nursing position for a mother with young children? 2 shifts a week isn't bad, but I'd love to work less than 12 hour shifts. Home health? If I go that direction will I have a hard time getting a job at a hospital 5-10 years down the road? I don't want to loose my skills or mess up and give up a good position. Please give me any advice you have to offer! TIA!