“I was lucky enough to be able to take a full three months away from work. I did not travel, relax on the beach, or enjo - 2130075185439852270
“I was lucky enough to be able to take a full three months away from work. I did not travel, relax on the beach, or enjoy any true downtime. I put my time and energy away from work into shaping my baby’s first few months of life,” writes Joanna Parga-Belinkie, M.D (@joannapbelinkie). Despite the fact that new mothers and fathers use parental leave to recover from childbirth, welcome adopted children into their families, and ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, the perception exists that time off from work to care for children is a vacation. “It’s not a luxurious respite. It’s an essential time for parents to address their health and happiness, along with that of their babies,” Parga-Belinkie writes. Read more at the link in bio.