Hello everyone! I posted a few months ago about whether it would hurt my career to take 6-9 months off of work. We decided to go for it. I am an L&D nurse with 2 1/2 yrs FT experience at the time I left my position due to my husband's job loss. Since we are young with no kids/no mortgage, we decided to spend a once-in-a-lifetime winter in a ski town while we wait to see where my husband ends up getting into grad school.
We originally wanted to start TTC soon, in the hopes that I could deliver well before my husband's required internship during summer 2015, which could take him even overseas. But would being in early pregnancy diminish my chances of getting a job, seeing as I've already been unemployed for 4 months? Should I wait and get the job first? I don't feel like I want to put off starting to try just to benefit from FMLA...
I turn 30 this year, which is why I would rather not wait another 2 1/2 years until my husband has graduated. I'm taking this very seriously as I do not want to hurt my career long-term nor do I want to take chances with my fertility. I'm interested in hearing your experiences and advice!