With rising inflation more and more women are stepping put to work. Life has become expensive and you require the salary of two people to have a good standard lifestyle. Career-oriented women find it difficult to keep a balance between her professional career and family-making process.
Giving birth to a young one is indeed the best experience in a woman’s life. Though for some women starting a family is a fearful thought. Issues such as careers and financial stability come only after that.
In spite of the Government efforts in getting more and more mothers back to work by reducing their maternity benefits and proclaiming plans for sharing paternity leave.
A survey conducted by Telegraph depicted that the major concern of women resides with the actual process of birth-giving and do not bother about their professional and financial stability.
Around 35 percent of women participating in the survey showed their concern for the act of childbirth while initiating a family and about 35 percent of women revealed their greatest apprehension for the health of the child.
Around 22 percent women cited their fear for financial stability and 1 percent of the volunteers said that their main fear was the implications of child birth on their careers.
Jo Swinson, the Deputy Equalities Minister said, “Most people will choose a healthy child over their career. But there’s an element of optimism in these results, too. The public sector has traditionally been better at offering good maternity leave, but the private sector is improving.”
It is seen that most of the big companies give priority to maternity leave packages in order to retain their efficient female staff.
“An increasing number of employers recognise that getting maternity policy right is good for them – it means that they retain good staff and avoid paying recruitment fees for new staff.”
The survey revealed that around three-quarters of females return to work during the first year of childbirth and 84 percent of the mothers generally returned back to their former company.
Ms Swinson mentioned, “Maternity discrimination, sadly, does still go on.”
She further added, “When you don’t have a guarantee that it will be mum taking time off with a new baby, it strikes a blow against that attitude.”