ASK CHRISSY – Does my Pregnancy Put my Career at Risk?   Question: Hi Chrissy. I have always wanted to have a successful career and I’ve been doing really well and decided that this year I would leave my job and start my own business. It took quite a bit of courage to decide to leave the comfort and security of a job to start a business. But I’ve also been so excited and feel that this is something that I need to do because it’s always been my dream to have my own business and be independent. However, the problem is that I have found out that I’m pregnant with my first child. I feel bad using the word “problem”, because although I wasn’t planning to have a baby just yet – and this has come as a complete surprise – I am so happy about the news. But what happens now? What about my plans? I can’t help thinking that my dream of having a business is out of my reach. Any advice would be much appreciated. Lisa Answer: Hi Lisa. Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy.  Award winning Chrissy B produces and hosts the UK’s ONLY TV show dedicated to mental health and wellbeing. She is also the founder of the MHDChallenge (Mental Health Dance Challenge) the world’s 1st ever dance encouraging people to fight back against depression. Websites: www.chrissybshow.tv & www.mylifeafterdepression.com Email: chris@chrissybshow.tv I can understand why you might have mixed feelings about what has happened. After all, unexpected news often throws us all a bit, doesn’t it? In your case, you’ve geared yourself up and taken a big step to leave wor [...]

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