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March 28th, 2013, 03:38 PM
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I also was on a career track before getting pregnant. I was in a PhD program in Microbiology. I had a family health emergency and took a leave of absence. In the meantime my DH graduated and got a job in another state, so I ended up leaving with a Master's. I was pretty far into the program, finished with classes and probably less than a year from getting my PhD, but I wasn't willing to be separated from DH for any longer. I also was feeling kind of disillusioned about science in academia, and was feeling like it wasn't going to work out for me to have that career and have a family. So I didn't feel too reluctant about leaving with a Master's.

Right now, I don't have too much longing to get back into a career, and I don't feel like I will any time soon. I do need to get a part time job and may look into editing or teaching in my field, but that's about it for now. Right now, my family is all I need.
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