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Pregnant and Hired -- It's About Time! New Yahoo CEO Makes Waves

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It's been one of the banes of pregnant women's existence for as long as one can remember. Trying to find a job while pregnant is practically impossible. Whether it's the employer's fear of higher insurance costs, or that the expectant mom will miss too much work, employers are hesitant to hire moms-to-be.

Pregnant and a Grad Student in Healthcare Field

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am a grad student in an intensive immersion program in the health care field. I just finished my first year and have another year to go...and I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I'm 30, married to a great guy, and I'm extremely excited and ready to have a baby - in most respects, such as I'm 30, all my friends are having babies, we're financially stable, have a ton of family support, etc...

However, there are a few things I'm nervous about as well...