The Fifth Trimester

  • From the Publisher
May 16, 2017

The Fifth Trimester is every Jew­ish mom’s new best friend: a bril­liant guide to help moth­ers cope with the demands of the real world after Baby arrives. The first three trimesters (and the fourth — those blur­ry new­born days) are for the baby, but the Fifth Trimester is when the work­ing mom is born. And as we know from research by the Jew­ish Women’s Archive, there are more Jew­ish women in the work­force than ever at high­er lev­els of pro­fes­sion­al lead­er­ship. (Indeed they make up a big­ger per­cent­age than Jew­ish men.) But the return to work is rife with ques­tions: When should I go back? Flex-time or full-time? How do I man­age an I want to quit” attack? Can I real­ly get to 50/50 at home? What’s the best child­care? Where will I pump? Is it pos­si­ble to look like I slept for eight hours? Based on insight from 700+ moms plus expert advice, The Fifth Trimester tack­les every per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al detail with wit, warmth, and big-heart­ed men­tor­ship. Jew­ish moms get it done!

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